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Maine rejects sweeping electric vehicle mandate in blow to governor's climate agenda

Posted on AllSides March 21st, 2024
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Maine's top environmental regulator rejected a proposed state electric vehicle (EV) mandate in a surprise vote, bucking climate concerns voiced by eco groups and Democrats. The Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) turned down the so-called Advanced Clean Cars program after receiving overwhelming opposition from stakeholders and citizens. The proposed program would have closely mandating that at least 51% of new car purchases in the state be electric by 2028 and 82% be electric by 2032. "The Maine Board of Environmental Protection received nearly 1,800 comments from the people of...

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