Do You Support New York State’s Ban On Gas Vehicles?
As Marcia Griffiths sings so soulfully in Electric Boogie, also known as The Electric Slide...it's ELECTRIC! Yes, get ready to say that about cars in New York State. Just like California, a new report from News 8 WROC
says that New York is expected to ban all gas vehicles. Do you support the ban?
New York State Has Passed A Law Essentially Banning All Gas Vehicles
The federal government's Clean Air Act is behind the drastic measures,
The Clean Air Act is the comprehensive federal law that regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. Among other things, this law authorizes EPA to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to protect public health and public welfare and to regulate emissions of hazardous air pollutants.
Under the act, states must follow the federal government’s vehicle emissions standards. Several states are expected to follow California's lead - among them, New York, Washington, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Vermont.
New York's Senate and Assembly passed bills (Assembly Bill A4302 / Senate Bill S2758) that ban gas vehicles by 2035 and both have been signed by the governor.
Provides that one hundred percent of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks shall be zero-emissions by two thousand thirty-five, medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles by two thousand forty-five and off-road vehicles and equipment by two thousand thirty-five.
What Does California Law Say About Gas Vehicles?
According to PBS,
In a historic vote in August, California regulators agreed to ban the sale of new gasoline-fueled cars by 2035. Because the state is the largest auto market in the U.S., the move could lead to a nationwide shift.