WASHINGTON, Mar. 8, 2023—American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO Chet Thompson issued the following statement on the introduction of the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act. The legislation—introduced in the United States House of Representatives by Congressmen Bob Latta (R-OH5), John Joyce (R-PA13), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL12) and Jay Obernolte (R-CA23)—would limit the federal Environmental Protection Agency from issuing Clean Air Act waivers for state policies seeking to ban or otherwise limit the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles.
“Every American should be able to choose the type of car or truck they want to drive. Restricting consumer choice by eliminating competition and banning entire vehicle power trains is the wrong path to achieving cleaner transportation or supporting U.S. energy security; in fact, it could undercut both. Liquid fuels are an irreplaceable part of meeting future energy demand and will play an important role in reducing the carbon intensity of transportation.
“AFPM appreciates the leadership of Representatives Latta, Joyce, Bilirakis and Obernolte in introducing legislation that would prohibit California from dictating to families all across the country the type of cars they must purchase and drive.” – Chet Thompson, AFPM President and CEO
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is the leading trade association representing the makers of the fuels that keep us moving, the petrochemicals that are the essential building blocks for modern life, and the midstream companies that get our feedstocks and products where they need to go. We make the products that make life better, safer and more sustainable — we make progress.