NRDC, Others Sue DOT Over Fuel Efficiency Penalty Delay

By Melissa Daniels (September 7, 2017, 6:15 PM EDT) -- A trio of environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday in the Second Circuit, asking the appellate court to review and reverse a recent delay to an Obama-era rule raising penalties on automakers that don't meet fuel efficiency standards. 

The Natural Resources Defense Counsel, the Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity are asking the court to set aside a NHTSA rule that indefinitely delays a prior rule to increase the civil penalties for exceeding Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards from $5.50 to $14 per 10th of a mile per...

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