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Texas Leads Challenge to Biden’s New Fuel Economy Standards

July 1, 2022, 3:28 PM

The Biden administration’s new fuel economy standards that seek to boost the use of electric vehicles are unconstitutional and implicate “important state sovereignty interests,” according to Texas and 10 other states challenging the rule in the D.C. Circuit.

The federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “violated the express statutory prohibition on its mandating electric vehicles” when it set the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, according Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R). The ramifications “will be felt throughout the automobile industry and our flailing economy generally,” the office said Thursday when it announced the petition for review filed in the ...