Auto dealers up campaign urging Biden administration to halt EPA tailpipe emission limits regulation

2024 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles are displayed at a Ford dealership Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024, in Broomfield, Colo. More than 4,700 auto dealerships across the United States signed a letter to President Joe Biden on Thursday, urging the president once again to halt Environmental Protection Agency efforts to enforce stricter vehicle standards, weeks ahead of the agency’s ruling on its tailpipe emissions proposal. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) DETROIT (AP) — More than 4,700 auto dealerships across the United States urged President Joe Biden in a letter Thursday to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to enforce stricter vehicle-pollution standards. The missive comes just weeks before the agency’s expected ruling on its tailpipe-emissions proposal, which addresses both climate change and pollutants that are harmful to health. It is the second letter that auto dealers have sent to the White House in two months on the EPA’s upcoming ruling, which could codify the agency’s strictest-ever tailpipe emissions limits , proposed last April . The dealerships said Thursday that the Biden administration did not respond to their first letter sent on Nov. 28. An EPA spokesperson said the agency cannot comment as the proposal is currently in the interagency review process. Other news Tesla’s stock slides after profits come up short and EV maker warns of slowing growth in 2024 South Carolina GOP governor blasts labor unions while touting economic growth in annual address “President Biden is investing in a future that is made in America by American workers as we position the United States to lead the clean energy future,” a White House spokesperson said in a statement Thursday. “More Americans are buying EVs every day—with EV sales rising faster than traditional gas-powered cars—as the President’s Inflation Reduction Act makes EVs more affordable and helps Americans save money when driving.” With the […]

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