Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey joined a 24-state coalition in challenging the Biden Administration’s proposed plan to phase out gas-powered vehicles and restructure the automobile industry around electric vehicles (EVs).
“I will always fight to combat government overreach, and that includes pushing back against Joe Biden’s attack on gas-powered vehicles,” Bailey said. “The Biden Administration is looking to singlehandedly bankrupt working Americans and threaten our national security with its latest radical climate plan, and my office isn’t standing for it.”
In the letter to the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bailey notes that phasing out gas-powered vehicles would damage the economy, undermine the reliability of electrical grids, tax working families and businesses who depend on them and threaten national security.
The letter asserts that the aggressive shift to EVs is counterproductive and misguided, as America’s power grids not only lack the capacity to accommodate the proposed rule’s new demands, but also lack the ability to handle them safely.
Missouri is joined in sending the letter by Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.