URGENT: Send a Letter to EPA Opposing California’s ICE Ban

DON’T DELAY!  Please submit a comment telling EPA that you oppose CARB’s “Advanced Clean Cars II” waiver request:

The California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) “Advanced Clean Cars II” (ACC II) regulations ban the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035. ACC II requires that 35% of new cars, SUVs, and small trucks sold in California must be zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) starting in 2026. The regulation increases ZEV sales requirements by 6% to 8% annually through 2035, when 100% of new vehicles sold in California must be ZEV – eliminating the sale of any new vehicles that are gas-powered.

Before ACC II can be implemented, CARB must receive a waiver from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its regulation to take effect. The SAN opposes ACC II because seventeen states, representing nearly 40% of the American population, have previously adopted California motor vehicle emission laws. To date, nine states and the District of Columbia have already adopted ACC II; three states have adopted ACC II through 2032, which requires 87% of new motor vehicle sales to be ZEV; and two states have started the regulatory process to adopt ACC II.

If the EPA grants California a waiver for ACC II, this far too-fast mandate will reduce vehicle choice and force Americans to purchase more expensive vehicles. ACC II, if implemented, would also disrupt automotive industry supply chains, devastate small automotive businesses, and eliminate large numbers of jobs in vehicle manufacturing, parts production, and repair businesses.

We need your help! The EPA is accepting comments through February 27, 2024, on whether it should grant a waiver for the ACC II regulations to take effect.