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Court Brawl Over California Vehicle Emissions Waiver Put on Ice

Feb. 8, 2021, 6:47 PM

A federal appeals court in Washington D.C. paused litigation Monday over a contentious Trump administration action that stripped California of its waiver to set its own greenhouse gas vehicle standards.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit placed in abeyance the consolidated cases over the waiver revocation while the Biden administration reviews car rules and other environmental standards promulgated under President Donald Trump.

  • The revocation of California’s emissions waiver is the first of the two-pronged Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles rule. Environmentalists took both parts of the rule to court last year, claiming the standards illegally ...