“The attacks on California’s current and historical efforts to address vehicle pollution of all kinds are misguided and misplaced,” said Attorney General Rob Bonta. “Vehicle pollution continues to be a pressing problem in California. I’m grateful that my team was in court this week vigorously defending the progress we have made and our ability to keep moving forward.”
“Congress has long preserved California’s ability to regulate vehicle emissions within the state and provide solutions to communities that for decades have endured some of the worst pollution in the nation,” said California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chair Liane Randolph. “Our regulations have propelled innovation in vehicle-emission control technologies that help clean the air Californians breathe. We look forward to the court affirming more than 50 years of that Congressional choice.”
The case centers on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision last year to allow California to continue implementing its clean car rules via a waiver under the Clean Air Act. California was also in court yesterday standing alongside the Biden-Harris Administration to defend federal clean car standards.
CALIFORNIA’S ZEV RECORD
Since the Governor’s executive order in 2020 requiring all new car sales to be zero-emission by 2035, ZEV sales have risen dramatically.