NRDC, GOP States File Dueling Critiques Of NHTSA Fuel Economy Rule

November 18, 2022
Environmentalists, refiners and GOP-led states are detailing their legal arguments challenging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) fuel economy standards out to 2026, with environmentalists claiming the standards improperly exclude cost-effective fuel-saving technology and states charging they improperly account for electric vehicles (EVs). The dispute in Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) v. NHTSA, et al. , pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, is one of several ongoing suits contesting vehicle fuel economy...

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