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For Release: Thursday, August 5, 2021

Joint Statement from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez

Today's announcement from President Biden on electric cars and trucks is a game changer. It puts the nation back on track in reducing emissions from the transportation sector at a critical moment. The climate crisis is here now, and steadfast leadership is necessary to protect our planet and create today the jobs of the future. Fortunately, clean vehicle technology has matured and manufacturers are selling dozens of attractive and increasingly affordable emission-free vehicles, and have pledged to do more. New York applauds the Biden Administration and will continue to advance New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, building the infrastructure needed to support the growth of the electric vehicle market.

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