Senators prep effort to strike down EPA tailpipe rule

By Kelsey Brugger | 03/20/2024 06:36 AM EDT

The forthcoming rule is expected to go easier on carmarkers than than originally proposed, but Republicans say the administration is still rushing to EVs.

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska).

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) will be part of an effort to undo the administration's emissions rule for cars and light trucks. Mariam Zuhaib/AP

Two Republican lawmakers are readying legislation to kill a highly anticipated Biden administration rule on passenger car emissions.

Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska said he plans to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution that would nullify one of the most stringent climate rules for cars and light trucks — even as EPA will purportedly ease restrictions for manufacturers. The final action, expected to lead to more electric vehicle sales, will be unveiled Wednesday.

Sullivan is teaming up with Sen. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska, who said the “EV mandates” are “delusional.” But he was cagey on the exact filing plans.


“Stay tuned,” he told E&E News on Tuesday. “There’s surely going to be some.”