CARSON CITY - Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced today that his state would pursue low-emission and zero-emission vehicle standards.
The following is a statement from Patricia Valderrama, Nevada Policy Director at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council):
“Clean car standards continue to pick up speed despite the Trump administration’s attempts to stall progress. With today’s announcement, Nevada joins fourteen states—representing nearly half of the U.S. car market—in a commitment to curb vehicle pollution in the face of the dangerous and illegal rollback of clean car standards.
“Attacks from Washington D.C. can’t hide the fact that Las Vegas is the fastest-warming city in the nation or that transportation is the state’s largest source of carbon pollution. Clean car standards will provide Nevadans with more transportation options and much-needed relief from volatile gas prices and dirty air.”
For more information on today’s announcement, please see this blog. Nevada has already joined nearly two dozen other states in a lawsuit that seeks to protect the authority of states to set their own vehicle emissions standards.
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