Environment & Energy Report

Trump Administration Asks Court to Toss Clean Cars Cases

Oct. 17, 2019, 6:54 PM

Federal lawyers are pushing to derail legal challenges from Democrat-led states and environmental groups that oppose the Trump administration’s recent decision to block California from setting its own standards for auto emissions.

In a new legal filing, the Justice Department urged the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to dismiss lawsuits from a coalition of states and environmentalists taking aim at the Department of Transportation’s role in stripping California of its authority to set clean car standards.

The Golden State has long used special Clean Air Act waivers to set its own rules, which other states...

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