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EPA Raises Legal Questions About California’s Plan to Ban New Gas-Powered Cars Starting in 2035 – The Wall Street Journal


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EPA Raises Legal Questions About California’s Plan to Ban New Gas-Powered Cars Starting in 2035 – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The Environmental Protection Agency raised concerns about California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel-powered passenger cars in the state by 2035, arguing that the mandate is impractical and possibly illegal. In a letter to Mr. Newsom on Monday, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said a statewide shift to electric vehicles…

WASHINGTON—The Environmental Protection Agency raised concerns about California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel-powered passenger cars in the state by 2035, arguing that the mandate is impractical and possibly illegal.

In a letter to Mr. Newsom on Monday, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said a statewide shift to electric vehicles would strain California’s electric grid.

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