Attorneys general for Kentucky and West Virginia are leading a letter signed by more than 20 Republican state attorneys general that blast President Joe Biden’s administration over its proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that would force auto manufacturers to make more electric vehicles.
The proposed rule would force auto manufacturers to grow today’s 8.4 percent share of light-duty new electric vehicle sales to 67 percent by 2032, among other things, an effort the Republican AGs call “unlawful and misguided.”
The letter also notes the proposed rule would leave “just eight years from when the proposal will likely be finalized to achieve an eight-fold increase.”
The Republican AGs argue the rule would risk “consumer safety, economic stability, and national security.”
The AGs wrote:
While billed as tightening existing standards for “criteria…