2nd Circ. Denies Tesla Bid To Restore Emissions Penalty Hike

By Linda Chiem (January 13, 2022, 8:43 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Thursday denied Tesla Inc.'s request to immediately restore higher penalties for violations of fuel economy standards that the electric automaker contends have languished as the Biden administration reviews a Trump-era decision to delay the higher penalties.

A three-judge panel of the appeals court issued a brief two-sentence order rejecting Tesla's August motion seeking to lift a pause in the litigation and requesting a summary vacatur. The panel did not elaborate on its decision, which was handed down in consolidated litigation ​​launched by environmental groups, 15 states led by New York and California, and Tesla.

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