Senate Committee Defeats Wrongheaded Attacks on our Clean Transportation Future

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024

Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
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Democrats Stand up for Climate Action, Cutting Harmful Tailpipe Pollution


RICHMOND – Today, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources voted down multiple attempts to repeal Virginia’s Advanced Clean Cars Standards, which over time will cut harmful tailpipe pollution while bringing an increasing number of in-demand electric and low-emission vehicles to Virginia. 

In response to this decision, Michael Town, Executive Director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, issued the following statement: 

“Staying the course on Clean Cars will save lives, protect public health, and address our state’s largest contributor to the climate crisis – the light-duty cars, trucks and SUVs that we drive every day – all while expanding consumer choice and saving drivers money. Continuing to cut pollution from the transportation sector will be vital as we work long-term to tackle climate change and protect clean air for all Virginians. We are grateful for Democrats’ leadership on Clean Cars and hope today’s votes are the first of many this session that prioritize climate action over what’s best for the fossil fuel industry.”   

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