Previewing Legal Attack, States Ask EPA To Reconsider Vehicle Waiver

December 2, 2019
States are formally urging EPA to reconsider its revocation of a preemption waiver allowing California and other states to enforce their own vehicle greenhouse gas rules, previewing likely arguments in pending litigation that charges the agency lacks Clean Air Act authority to revoke such waivers once granted. The California-led states’ Nov. 26 petition to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler claims the agency relied on numerous unsupported justifications for its September notice rescinding the Golden State’s 2013 waiver of federal preemption, and...

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