"Greens Sue Trump Officials Over Delayed Auto Efficiency Penalties"

"Three environmental groups sued the Trump administration Thursday over its decision to delay a new regulation to increase fines for automakers who violate efficiency rules.

The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Biological Diversity said in a federal court filing that the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) action was illegal, and want the court to force the new regulation to go forward.

“By suspending higher fines that automakers must pay for cheating on fuel economy standards, Donald Trump is basically telling deceiving automakers, ‘You don’t have to pay the pricey ticket, you can go to traffic school,’ ” Sierra Club attorney Alejandra Núñez said in a statement."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill September 7, 2017.

Source: The Hill, 09/08/2017