Governor Withdraws Proposed Gas-Powered Vehicle Phase-Out Regulations Ahead of Vote

Electric vehicle charging station at West Hartford Town Hall. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

A vote on a revised proposal could come during the next legislative session which starts in February 2024.

By Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

On the eve of a vote by the evenly-divided Regulation Review Committee, Gov. Ned Lamont withdrew proposed regulations that would have phased out new gas-powered vehicle sales by 2035.

The withdrawal of the regulation, confirmed Monday by Speaker of the House Matt Ritter, puts to rest weeks of speculation on how the bipartisan regulation review panel would vote on pending emissions regulations that would require auto manufacturers to sell an increasing share of zero-emission vehicles until 2035, when new gas-powered vehicle sales would have been discontinued entirely.

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  • I thought Governor Lamont was pro-choice? I guess that’s only for killing babies. Forcing people to buy cars they don’t want is NOT what “representative government” is all about! Why not put this on the ballot?

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