The finish line is in sight for the Clean Cars Nevada program.
Nearly 15 months after Governor Sisolak announced that the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) will pursue clean car standards, the initiative has proven to be wildly popular and enjoys overwhelming support from diverse stakeholders — including auto industry, clean energy, health, business, and environmental advocates.
Broad consensus is rare these days, but that is precisely what happened on September 1, 2021. Following an in-depth and collaborative outreach process led by NDEP, the Nevada State Environmental Commission (SEC) unanimously voted to approve the Clean Cars Nevada regulations! Catch up on the wide-spread support with this Twitter thread:
The SEC vote is just the latest positive step forward. Just two months earlier, NDEP hosted a public workshop and received 100 percent favorable comments from a long list of participants as reported by the Nevada Independent:
New vehicle emissions standards and an incentive system to get low- and zero-emission autos on the road are about to be discussed at a public workshop held by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. I’m tuning in to give you live updates 🚗🌲⬇️— Zach Bright (@zachbright_) July 28, 2021
So, why do so many organizations and people support the Clean Cars Nevada initiative? See for yourself:
We applaud @NevDCNR and the #NV State Environmental Commission for approving the #CleanCarsNevada regulations, which will help to improve #airquality, expand consumer choice, boost the economy, and fight #climatechange. https://t.co/yiGfgVKn6X pic.twitter.com/zTjE7P1wsG— Western Resource Adv (@wradv) September 1, 2021
Now, there is just one last stop — the Legislative Commission will vote on the regulations. Given the popularity of the program, it is clear that the Commission must vote yes for Clean Cars Nevada!