Last of multiple attacks on Virginia’s Clean Cars Standard dies in Senate Committee

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023

Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
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RICHMOND – Today, the last of multiple attempts to repeal Virginia’s Advanced Clean Cars Standard was defeated in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, meaning Virginia will stay the course on cutting tailpipe pollution and bringing clean, in-demand electric vehicles to our state.

In response to today’s vote, Michael Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, issued the following statement:

“While Governor Youngkin and his allies are busy attacking climate action and driving clean transportation jobs away to other states, Senate Democrats are standing up for our clean air, working to cut harmful tailpipe emissions, and bringing in-demand electric vehicles and economic investment to the Commonwealth. We are grateful that our champions in the Senate defeated these shortsighted attacks – efforts that will help us meet our climate goals while ensuring that Virginia continues to be seen as a leader in tackling harmful pollution.”


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