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Court Orders Reinstatement of Fuel-Economy Fines

Automakers will need to keep to Obama administration numbers.

by on Apr.25, 2018

President Donald Trump's rollback of Obama administration CAFE standards was halted by an appellate court.

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals this week blocked the Trump administration’s efforts delay indefinitely higher penalties for automakers that don’t meet certain fuel efficiency standards.

The rule calling for higher penalties on gas guzzlers was first imposed by the Obama administration and the court’s decision was hailed by environmental groups led by the Natural Resources Defense Council and officials from five states led by California and New York that challenged Trump administration in court.

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New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, one of five attorneys general, who brought the suit at the behest of the environmental groups also lauded the court’s decision, which makes it far less likely the Trump administration can block the added fines. (more…)