WASHINGTON, D.C.  American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) submitted comments Tuesday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency not to authorize California’s ban on sales of new gas, diesel, flex fuel and traditional hybrid vehicles.

California’s ban, which would begin phasing in with model year 2026 vehicles, cannot move forward without EPA. If EPA grants approval, California’s ban will be adopted in close to 15 states. AFPM offered the following statement summarizing its comments:

"The President has been clear since 2020 that he intends to use his agencies to eliminate sales of new gas cars. Authorizing California’s ban, via the EPA, would do just that for nearly 15 states, covering about 35% of the U.S. population. Most consumers in these states have no idea that California’s ban would apply to them or that, in a little more than a decade, they’re going to lose nearly all ability to purchase new gas, diesel, flex fuel and traditional hybrid vehicles in their home states thanks to the unelected California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA.

“President Biden and the EPA should reject California’s ban. It is unlawful policy and bad for consumers, bad for the economy, bad for jobs in and out of the ‘California states,’ and bad for our national security.”

AFPM’s full comments submitted to EPA are available at AFPM.org.

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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.