"Lyft Backs Legal Challenge To Trump Rollback Of Fuel Standards"

"Lyft is backing a legal challenge against a key part of the Trump administration’s plan to weaken fuel emissions standards for the auto industry.

The ride-hailing company filed a brief in federal appeals court Thursday in support of a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for concluding that standards set during the Obama administration for the years 2021 through 2026 should be weakened.

“Lyft relies on EPA’s greenhouse gas standards both to reduce fuel costs for drivers and to help make its rides carbon-neutral,” the company wrote in its brief. “Drivers that use Lyft need fuel-efficient cars to make the service more economic, and both Lyft and its riders count on that fuel efficiency to reduce costs and protect the environment.”

Lyft announced last year that it was investing in offsetting the emissions of its worldwide fleet of cars in order to become carbon neutral."

Harper Neidig reports for The Hill February 15, 2019.

Source: The Hill, 02/18/2019