Virginia House of Delegates votes for Advanced Clean Cars

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Jake Taber
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Author: Jake Taber

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Started on staff: 2017
B.A., cum laude, Tufts University

As a member of the Creative Team for the Public Interest Network, Jake writes and designs materials for Environment America and its network of state-based organizations. Jake got his start with Environment America's program team as a Clean Energy Associate, where he worked with students to organize campaigns for 100 percent renewable energy at dozens of campuses across the country, and helped win commitments from Boston University and Vanderbilt University. Jake lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he enjoys cooking, reading and attempting to learn woodworking.

Virginia could soon be for lovers of electric vehicles, too.
 
In February, the state's House of Delegates voted to approve a set of strong new clean car standards. One program, the Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV) rule, would set stricter limits on tailpipe emissions; another, the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) rule, would expand the manufacture and sale of electric vehicles statewide.
 
"The program would bring clean vehicles to Virginia and significantly reduce carbon emissions," Elly Boehmer, state director of Environment Virginia, said. "We thank Del. Lamont Bagby for championing this bill, and the Virginia House of Delegates for advancing this critical climate bill to the Senate."
 
Cleaner cars will be critical to slashing global warming pollution in Virginia, where transportation accounts for 48 percent of the state's carbon emissions.
 
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Photo: Paired with a recently-passed commitment to 100 percent renewable energy, expanding electric vehicles could sharply cut Virginia's emissions. Credit: D. Allen Covey via Virginia Department of Transportation

Jake Taber
Content Creator

Author: Jake Taber

Content Creator

Started on staff: 2017
B.A., cum laude, Tufts University

As a member of the Creative Team for the Public Interest Network, Jake writes and designs materials for Environment America and its network of state-based organizations. Jake got his start with Environment America's program team as a Clean Energy Associate, where he worked with students to organize campaigns for 100 percent renewable energy at dozens of campuses across the country, and helped win commitments from Boston University and Vanderbilt University. Jake lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he enjoys cooking, reading and attempting to learn woodworking.