Saying No To California

Saying No To California

This week, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that beginning next year, the Commonwealth of Virginia will no longer adhere to California set emissions standards enacted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). As you may remember, since 1967 federal law has allowed California to seek waivers to create their own set of emissions standards. Other states are then allowed to link their emission standards to those set by CARB. Nearly 20 states have or plan to follow CARB regulations in some way.

However, recent standards planned by CARB that would require 100% of new car sales to be zero-emissions by 2035 has created backlash. At both the federal and state level lawmakers who view CARB’s plans as an attack on consumer choice and the internal combustion engine are taking action

This move by Governor Youngkin is a signal that there is growing concern about the move to 100% electric vehicles. There is little doubt this action in Virginia will be challenged by supporters of CARB. However, it’s an important step by those that are standing against the attack on the internal combustion engine. Time will tell if more states take back control of their emission standards. We know that if the internal combustion engine is eliminated in cars and trucks the next obvious target is motorcycles. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation stands ready to support those that side on preserving consumer choice.

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