Illinois Gov. Pritzker kills plan to force California’s climate rules on his state

Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) surprised an audience of electric vehicle supporters on Tuesday by announcing it was not the right time for the state to adopt a new bill that would impose California’s emission standards.

Pritzker, who maintained that the state was still devoted to replacing gas cars with electric vehicles, said there were other incentives to transition the state to EVs.

“We ultimately need to replace fossil fuel emitting vehicles in this country, and so we want to be a part of that in the state of Illinois,” Pritzker said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Normal, Illinois. “We have created incentives … sort of carrots rather than sticks to move people in the right direction.”

The comment comes as three bills in the state legislature seek to adopt California’s emission standards for EVs, which
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