State sues EPA over auto emissions

State sues EPA over auto emissions

In response Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports, said that efficiency standards actually save consumers money. According to his office, the standards are expected to save drivers $1,650 annually per vehicle. "We get inquiries from our largest customers constantly about doing their deliveries with low and zero emission vehicles", Baker said. To meet the new standards, automakers were expected to develop and sell more hybrid and electric models, which, over time, would slash oil consumption, smoggy tailpipe pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.

For decades, California has been able to set more stringent emissions requirements than the federal government. Reuters has reported the draft would assert that a 1975 law bars California from imposing its own state emissions rules, as it has long done nonetheless. That federal policy required vehicles to average 54.5 miles per gallon ― almost double today's standard ― by 2025. According to figures from the California New Car Dealers Association, California's 2,048,000 new car sales in 2017 represented about 12 per cent of the 17 million-plus cars sold in the United States past year.

"The Obama Administration's determination was wrong", Pruitt said in a statement. According to the Pew Charitable Trust "Stateline" project, state attorneys general filed 36 lawsuits against the White House previous year alone.

Brown, who has made fighting climate change a core of his policy and political platform, said the state's battles with Washington over climate are the most essential.

On April 13, 2018, the EPA reversed course and claimed that the clean vehicle standards for model years 2022-2025 should be scrapped.

Eighteen of them are suing the EPA on the grounds that the agency acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in deciding to change auto emissions regulations. MA is one of the states joining the suit, which was filed on Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Together, the states represent a significant share of the automobile market.

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The 18 jurisdictions that filed the suit make up 43 percent of the USA automobile market and approximately 140 million people: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

In the lawsuit, California and the others assert that the EPA has violated the Administrative Procedure Act, failed to follow its own clean vehicle regulations, and violated the Clean Air Act, Becerra said Tuesday at a press briefing in Sacramento, California.

The lawsuit claims that Pruitt and his agency acted in arbitrary fashion and in bad faith.

The states have questioned the EPA's decisions on emissions standards throughout the process.

In early April, Pruitt said that it is in the country's best interest to have a national standard, saying that one state should not be able to dictate the standards for the whole country. Furthermore, they hold that the EPA under Pruitt violated the Clean Air Act and didn't follow its own regulations.

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