Law & Order

SEMA Member Op-Ed in Opposition to Virginia ICE Vehicle Ban Published in Local Newspaper

EngineSEMA-member Wayne Sipe, owner of Interstate Muffler in Staunton, Virginia, recently had an op-ed published in the Harrisonburg News-Record in Virginia advocating for the repeal of the state’s 2035 ICE engine ban.

Click here to read the op-ed.

The Virginia House of Delegates approved SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 1378) to repeal the law tying the state to California’s motor-vehicle emissions standards. Under current law, sales of new gas- and diesel-powered vehicles will be banned starting in 2035. The bill now awaits consideration in the Virginia State Senate.

SEMA does not believe that the government—Virginia’s or California’s—should be choosing winners and losers in the automotive market. Virginians should decide what vehicles are best for them and their families.

Click here to tell Virginia lawmakers to repeal the internal combustion engine ban.

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