Law & Order

Update: Connecticut Shelves Plan for Special Session to Ban Internal Combustion Engines

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont recently withdrew a SEMA-opposed regulation requiring the state to adopt California's strict motor-vehicle emissions laws and outlaw the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered cars beginning in 2035.

Internal combustion engines

The Connecticut General Assembly has also shelved plans for a special legislative session to tackle the issue and will instead address the proposed regulation during the 2024 regular session, which starts in early February.

Thank you to the hundreds of industry members who previously contacted lawmakers opposing the proposal. Your voices were heard, and your actions made a difference, but the fight is not over. We need your help to prevent lawmakers from taking action during the 2024 regular session.  

Click here to tell lawmakers to oppose any new internal combustion-engine vehicle sales ban. 

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