(by Matt Lamb | LifeSite News) – New York will join California in outlawing all new gas-powered car sales by 2035, according to an announcement from Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul.
Hochul ordered the “State Department of Environmental Conservation to take major regulatory action that will require all new passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs sold in New York State to be zero emissions by 2035,” her office announced on September 29.
The effort is being supported by hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. “This is a crucial regulatory step to achieving significant greenhouse gas emission reductions from the transportation sector and is complemented by new and ongoing investments also announced today, including electric vehicle infrastructure progress, zero-emission vehicle incentives, and ensuring New York’s communities benefit from historic federal climate change investments,” her office stated. The subsidies include $175 million in federal taxpayer funds to build more electrical vehicle charging stations. Read Full Article >