NRDC: Youngkin Goes Above the Law for Big Oil

RICHMOND, VA – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced today that he will halt Clean Cars Rules which aim to deliver cleaner cars and lower fuel costs to Virginians.

The following is a statement from Walton Shepherd, senior attorney and Virginia director at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council): 

“Youngkin is a Governor, not a king. In a nation of laws, no one person can unilaterally halt a democratically-passed and signed law. This is outrageous.

“Youngkin tried and failed – three times – to get his allies to repeal the Clean Cars law, but the legislature rightly stood firm on the side of public health and cleaner air. Now he’s trying to bail out out-of-state big oil interests by going against the will of the people.

“This decision will mean fewer vehicle choices, worse air quality, and higher fueling costs for Virginia drivers.”

For more information, read the NRDC blog.

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Established in 1970, NRDC uses science, policy, law and people power to confront the climate crisis, protect public health and safeguard nature. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Beijing and Delhi (an office of NRDC India Pvt. Ltd).

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