Bloomberg Law
March 26, 2021, 10:01 AM

States Adopt California Car Rules Amid National Standards Debate

Jennifer Hijazi
Jennifer Hijazi

States across the country are plowing ahead with their own low- and zero-emission vehicle mandates, putting the squeeze on tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions while national car regulations remain in flux at the White House.

Minnesota, New Mexico, and Nevada are working to implement clean car standards on the local level in line with California’s more-stringent tailpipe emission and electric vehicle requirements. A Trump-rescinded waiver allows the Golden State to set its own rules to mitigate pollution from heavy traffic.

These state-by-state car efforts come despite uncertainty about where national standards are heading, though EPA Administrator Michael Regan made it clear ...

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