Mar 19, 2024 - Economy

Auto emissions standards to receive challenge

A picture of a car's tailpipe.

A truck tailpipe. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The new auto emissions standards are due out this week from the Biden administration, and they're expected to see an immediate challenge, Nick Sobczyk writes for Axios Pro: Energy Policy.

Why it matters: The tailpipe rules, expected as soon as Wednesday, would be the toughest ever and would help spur the transition to EVs.

Driving the news: Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) says that he and Sen. Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.) would immediately introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution as soon as the rules are finalized.

  • "A number of us view that this is going to be, in essence, a de facto ban on internal combustion engines," he said during a news conference at CERAWeek (h/t to Axios' Ben Geman).

The EPA initially proposed to effectively make most new car sales electric by 2030, though the agency is expected to ease the requirements.

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