Lawsuit Challenges EPA’s Fuel-Economy Regulations

The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) is challenging the Obama Administration’s greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy- and medium-duty trucks, filing a lawsuit on behalf of small businesses and trade organizations whose members the foundation claims would be damaged by the regulations.

The suit charges that federal officials were legally required to submit the regulations for independent scientific scrutiny, but failed to do so.

In the lawsuit, PLF represents the California Dump Truck Owners Assn., Southern California Contractors Assn., Dalton Trucking, of Fontana, CA, and Delta Construction Co. of Sacramento. The lawsuit is filed as a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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The regulations are the first-ever federal restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (such as trucks, tractor-trailers, and RVs). They were promulgated jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA), and were published in the Federal Register on Sept. 15, 2011.

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