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Sullivan's CRA push

Mar 19, 2024
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A truck tailpipe. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Sen. Dan Sullivan says he'll immediately push to reverse the Biden administration's auto emissions standards due out this week.

Why it matters: It's another Congressional Review Act battle that could consume the Hill for days and play into the larger battle over President Biden's energy policy.

Driving the news: Sullivan said he and Sen. Pete Ricketts would introduce a CRA 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).

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

  • 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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