"22 U.S. States Back Stringent EPA Vehicle Emissions Rules"

"WASHINGTON - Twenty-two states urged a U.S. appeals court to uphold new federal rules to reduce vehicle emissions by 28.3% through 2026, after other states and industry participants challenged the planned changes.

The filing, led by the state of California, urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to uphold the Environmental Protection Agency's new rules, which take effect in September. The rules reverse former President Donald Trump's rollback of car pollution cuts and aim to speed a U.S. shift to more electric vehicles (EVs). read more

"We're at a crossroads: Do we sit back and accept the status quo, or do we step up and fight to save our planet?" said California Attorney General Rob Bonta.

President Joe Biden's administration finalized rules in December undoing the Trump-era action easing requirements imposed during the presidency of Barack Obama."

David Shepardson reports for Reuters March 8, 2022.

Source: Reuters, 03/09/2022