Reps. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Andrew Clyde (R-GA) have introduced legislation that is expected to be considered on the House floor this week, the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act (H.R. 4468), which would prohibit the EPA from finalizing its proposed vehicle emissions rule that would limit what kind of cars Americans can buy. This rule, according to the agency, could mean as much as 67 percent of all new cars sold in the United States will be electric vehicles (EVs) by 2032.
The CARS Act would also amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the agency from mandating the use of any specific technologies or limiting the “availability of new motor vehicles based on the type of new motor vehicle engine in such new motor vehicles.”
The following is a statement from Daren Bakst, Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment:
“The CARS Act is about more than just stopping the EPA from finalizing a rule that is one of the most egregious attacks on freedom in recent memory. The legislation would also prohibit the EPA from turning its power to regulate vehicle emissions into the power to help to kill off gas-powered vehicles.
“Reps. Walberg and Clyde should be commended for introducing this important legislation. House members now have a chance to defend freedom and make it clear that the federal government shouldn’t limit the ability of Americans to buy the cars that best meet their needs.”