OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma AG Gentner Drummond is joining a coalition of 19 states challenging the Environmental Protection Agency decision allowing California to ban trucks.

AG Gentner Drummond and other states allege that ban is illegal.

The ban according to AG Drummond, forces truckers to buy electric trucks and regulates trucking out of existence through mandating net-zero emissions standards. 

AG Drummond says, the Biden Administration gave California the authority to force most buses, vans, trucks and tractor-trailers to be electric by 2035.

“Extreme climate change crusaders are willing to do any amount of damage to the fossil fuels industry, regardless of the negative impact to Oklahomans and millions of other Americans,” Drummond said. “I am pleased to join my colleagues across the nation in continuing the fight against the ceaseless federal overreach of the Biden Administration.”

The lawsuit, which is led by Iowa, has also been joined by Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia

Read the full petition for review here.