WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO Chet Thompson issued the following statement on the Biden administration quietly advancing its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to ban most new internal combustion engine vehicles by model year 2032:
“The shot clock just started on President Biden’s EPA regulation to eliminate most gas, diesel and flex fuel powered vehicles. In just a couple months, this policy—a de facto ban on new gas cars and trucks—could be finalized. That would mean, in less than 10 years, Americans are going to struggle to find any new cars that aren’t electric—whether or not that’s the best option for their family or budget—and our hard-earned energy security will become more and more dependent on China.
“President Biden and the EPA do not have authority from Congress to do this and they are not listening to the American people who do not want government banning, restricting or otherwise ‘coming’ for their cars. So much more can be accomplished to reduce emissions, improve the efficiency of transportation and fortify U.S. energy security if we allow American-made, American-grown fuels to be part of the mix.” – Chet Thompson, AFPM President and CEO
The federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received EPA’s light and medium-duty vehicle emissions proposal covering model years 2027-2032 on January 18, signaling final adoption of the rule is imminent after OMB meets with stakeholders. It’s believed finalization of this rule is being fast tracked to avoid being overturned by a possible Congressional Review Act after the 2024 election.
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.