Ahead of CARS Act vote, national survey finds majority oppose EPA tailpipe proposal

Washington, D.C., December 4, 2023 – Today, ahead of the House of Representatives’ consideration of H.R. 4468, the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act (CARS Act), the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) released the results of a national survey fielded among n=1,089 likely general election voters. The data show Americans strongly oppose EPA’s vehicle tailpipe emissions proposal for model years 2027-2032 and are less likely to vote for candidates who support banning sales of gas-fueled vehicles.

Pending vote: The Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act (H.R. 4468) in the coming week. This legislation, originally introduced by Representative Tim Walberg (MI-5) earlier this year, would prohibit the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from finalizing its proposal to require roughly 70% of new car and truck sales to be “zero tailpipe emission” in less than 10 years.

Bring back CFATS

In late July, Congress allowed a valuable program that enhances security at chemical facilities across the country to expire. The program is called the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), and its primary mission is to protect chemical facilities from potential terror threats by addressing a wide range of possible vulnerabilities, including cyberattacks.