2nd Circ. Halts NYC's Plan To Promote Hybrid Taxis

Law360, New York (July 28, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT) -- Dealing a blow to New York's plan to reduce vehicle emissions from its taxi fleet, a federal appeals court has upheld a preliminary injunction that bars the city from enforcing revisions to taxi lease rates that would have given fleet owners an incentive to purchase more fuel-efficient vehicles.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that the district court properly held that the new regulations likely related to fuel economy standards and were thus under the purview of the U.S. government and...
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