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Coalition Aims to Derail Move to Restrict New Sales of Fossil-Fuel Vehicles

September 13, 2023 |

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A coalition of nearly 100 business and trade groups is pressing lawmakers and the Murphy administration to shelve the proposed ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered cars beginning in 2035. For the Murphy administration, it represents another mushrooming controversy over its aggressive steps to phase out the state’s reliance on fossil fuels and convert to a clean-energy economy within 20 years. In recent months, criticism has mounted over plans to phase out natural-gas heating of homes and to build offshore wind farms off the coast. Read More: Click Here NJ SEED: The cost of an EV mandate to be implemented in 12 years on top of an Energy Master Plan with potential consumer costs still not revealed pose a risk of breaking the back of the state’s economy. Perhaps as an alternative to mandates and with the stated goal of reducing carbon emissions, the market would respond in a fair and reasonable transition.

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