Spencer Thomas is a 2024 summer associate with Troutman Pepper and not licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction.

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Last week, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that, effective January 1, 2025, Virginia will exit a California-led electric vehicle (EV) mandate and will instead comply with less stringent federal guidelines. The announcement followed Attorney General (AG) Jason Miyares’ issuance of an official advisory opinion concluding, as a matter of law, that Virginia is not beholden to broad, recently passed mandates adopted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which were also set to take effect at the start of the new year.Continue Reading Virginia Governor and AG Announce Withdrawal From California-Based EV Mandate