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In short:

  • The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a regulation change that may slow down the pace of required emission cuts, impacting the growth of electric vehicle sales.
  • Biden's green agenda is facing opposition from various groups, including auto workers and Arab Americans in Michigan, complicating his political position.
  • Despite these challenges, the administration's plan still aims for a significant increase in electric vehicle sales by 2032, aligning with climate commitments.

Key quote:

“This entire issue is hyper-politicized right now in an enormously important and consequential presidential election in which Donald Trump in particular has decided he’s just going to lie as much as he possibly can about” electric vehicles.

— Jason Walsh, executive director of the BlueGreen Alliance

Why this matters:

This topic intersects with national efforts to combat climate change and the economic impact on key industries and workers. The outcome of Biden's electric vehicle policy could significantly influence both environmental health and the future of the automotive industry in the U.S.

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