Why the EPA chief is blasting California ban on new gasoline-powered vehicles in 2035

WASHINGTON — The head of the Environmental Security Company on Monday questioned California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s prepare to call for all new passenger car profits in 2035 be zero-emission models, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler claimed the prepare “raises really serious queries pertaining to its legality and practicality” and claimed it could impact the state’s electrical grid.

“California’s document of rolling blackouts — unprecedented in measurement and scope — coupled with current requests to neighboring states for energy begs the dilemma of how you hope to run an electric car fleet that will arrive with important increases in energy desire, when you can not even maintain the lights on now,” Wheeler wrote.

Newsom did not instantly comment.

California on two days very last month imposed rolling blackouts on about four hundred,000 customers during an oppressive heat wave.

The state’s grid operator blamed outages on

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