Tesla, Utilities Join Fight To Stop EPA Fuel Economy Rollback

By RJ Vogt (May 4, 2018, 10:02 PM EDT) -- A coalition that includes several electric utilities and electric car maker Tesla Inc. on Thursday challenged at the D.C. Circuit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to revisit Obama-era greenhouse gas vehicle emission standards, following the lead of California and other states in fighting the agency's actions.

The petition by the National Coalition for Advanced Transportation comes two days after California and 16 other states filed their own challenge. Both cases are responding to the EPA's decision in April to withdraw the Obama administration's so-called midterm evaluation, which determined that corporate average fuel economy, or CAFE, standards for model year 2022 to...

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