More states follow California’s lead on vehicle emissions standards

An increasing number of states are looking to follow the precedent set by California and adopt stricter vehicle emissions standards as the Biden administration appears poised to green light those efforts.

The Virginia legislature this past week passed legislation to toughen its emission rules, and similar proposals are in the works in Minnesota and Nevada.

If successful, those states would join the 13 others, plus Washington, D.C., that have adopted California’s vehicle tailpipe emissions standard. During the Trump era, that standard was taken out of play.

For years, California was allowed by the federal government to set its own standards.

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Anaheim Transportation Network on pace to become California’s first all-electric transit operator with state grant

Anaheim Transportation Network plans to have a fully electric fleet by 2025.

Anaheim Transportation Network

The California Energy Commission has awarded Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) a $5-million grant, which will be used to acquire charging stations, batteries and the other solar infrastructure required to support ATN’s MicroGrid and zero-emission vehicle fleet.

“This investment will assist ATN in delivering a world-class electric bus fleet that will not only benefit passengers but will also enhance air quality for the entire region,” said ATN Executive Director Diana Kotler. “With a goal of becoming California’s first all-electric bus fleet by 2025, we are excited

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