Cabbies Sue Boston To Change Hybrid Taxi Rule

Law360, New York (March 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An association of Boston taxi drivers representing 150 cabs has sued the city, in a bid to overturn a rule requiring that all taxis be new hybrid-powered vehicles by 2015.

The Boston Taxicab Operators Association filed a claim on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, alleging the city of Boston violated federal law when it implemented the new regulation.

The plaintiffs accused the municipal government of seeking to preempt the Clean Air Act, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, and Massachusetts...
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