New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared on Thursday that by 2035, all automobiles in the state must have zero emissions.
The announcement was released barely one month after California declared that gasoline-powered cars would be prohibited by 2035.
“There are some federal standards that California has to comply with before we could move forward.
Only then will we let them go first, according to Hochul.
Congress gave California the authority to set its own automobile emission regulations as part of the Clear Air Act of 1970.
The state had to submit a waiver request to the Environmental Protection Agency before doing this.
Due to its extensive pollution, California was singled out for the new criteria.