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States Sue Trump Administration Over CAFE Fines

Suit comes on heels of similar action by environmental groups.

by on Sep.13, 2017

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is one of five attorneys general suing the Trump Administration over CAFE fines.

Five states, including California and New York, have sued the federal government for delaying larger penalties for automakers with vehicles that fail to meet minimum U.S. fuel-economy standards.

The state lawsuit, which also includes Vermont, Maryland and Pennsylvania, follows a separate lawsuit filed earlier by three major environmental groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club.

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The lawsuits are the first skirmishes in what could be a protracted legal battle between the Trump administration and environmental groups and states opposed to the Trump administration efforts to roll-back fuel economy standards and emission controls enacted by the Obama administration. (more…)