EPA, Supporters Reject Claims Vehicle Standards Violate ‘Major Questions’

March 21, 2024
EPA and its defenders are rejecting claims that its final light- and medium-duty vehicle emissions standards are vulnerable under the Supreme Court’s “major questions” doctrine that triggers strict scrutiny of “transformative” policies, arguing the rule is an outgrowth of clear Clean Air Act authority and multiple prior regulatory precedents. The stance underscores their efforts to gird for a looming legal fight against fuels sector and other critics who claim the rule represents a de facto and improper electric vehicle...

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