Two politicians are urging the president to follow California’s lead and set a date when people will no longer be allowed to buy new gasoline-powered vehicles.
- California’s two U.S. senators, Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla, both Democrats, have sent a letter to President Biden urging him to set a date for when gasoline-powered vehicles will no longer be sold in the U.S.
- Last fall, California said that after 2035, no new gas-powered vehicles will be sold in the state. The senators asked Biden to follow California’s lead.
- The senators also asked Biden to restore California’s leadership on emissions standards, leadership that was eroded by the Trump administration.
The shift to electric vehicles is underway, but California’s two U.S. senators are looking to expedite it: according to a report from the Reuters news service, the two senators are pressing President Biden to set a date by which new gasoline-powered vehicles will no longer be sold in the U.S. Last fall, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles beginning in 2035.
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