Trump vows to roll back Biden EV mandates, other green policies if elected

By Sarah May on
 May 12, 2024

Countless supporters of former President Donald Trump's 2024 campaign are optimistic about his willingness to put the brakes on many of far-left environmental policies that have taken hold during the current administration, and it appears they have good reason to be.

As the Washington Post reports, Trump has already made significant commitments to rolling back President Joe Biden's mandates when it comes to electric vehicles and reverse many of the other policies the current administration has advanced, in what is surely music to the ears of millions across the country.

Trump pledges action

The former president's latest iteration of his plans upon reclaiming the Oval Office came during a large Saturday evening rally in New Jersey.

As the Post Millennial reports, Trump did not hold back in terms of his promises to turn things around, particularly with regard to the auto industry.

“On day one, I will immediately terminate Joe Biden's insane electric vehicle mandate, and there will be NO BAN on gas cars... . There will be no ban anywhere in the United States of America,” Trump told the appreciative crowd.

As the Carolina Journal explains, while perhaps not everyone who will be heading to the polls this November grasps the expansive nature of Biden's environmental regulations, Trump views it as an existential threat to the nation's economy that he is committed to eradicate.

Biden's plans revealed

According to the Journal, the Biden EPA recently finalized regulations that will effectively eliminate the sale of new gas-powered trucks and cars in under eight years.

The overarching purpose of the rules is to remove consumer choice and force Americans into electric vehicles, whether they want them or not.

Rather than attempting to impose an unlawful ban on gas cars, the EPA has instead set emissions standards at a level that no currently available gas, diesel or hybrid options can achieve.

This would, in practice, force automakers to shift their emphasis to the production of almost exclusively electric vehicles by 2032.

Savvy bargain proposed

According to the Post, Trump has attempted to broker a deal with oil company executives justifiably concerned about the Biden push, underscoring that a decision to help fund his campaign would benefit their bottom line in the long run.

After listening to industry complaints that, despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars lobbying the White House, Biden's draconian regulations continue to emerge apace, Trump explained that it was in the companies' best interest to assist him in winning a second term.

By raising $1 billion to put him back in charge, Trump said, executives would facilitate his ability to reverse a host of Biden environmental policies – not just those relating to EVs – and halt the development of new ones, thus yielding massive tax and regulatory burdens they would otherwise face.

Whether the oil industry powerbrokers to whom Trump made his appeal will ultimately side with the former president and live up to their end of the proposed bargain, however, only time will tell.

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