Consumer Group Says Data Back Clean Car Standards

Law360 (February 14, 2019, 11:02 PM EST) -- A consumer association told the D.C. Circuit on Thursday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was hurting — not helping — consumers when it moved to reexamine an analysis that supported Obama-era vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards.

The Consumer Federation of America backed a group of states led by California and said in an amicus brief that the EPA's decision in April to reject an Obama-era analysis would cost consumers money, adding that the agency misrepresented consumers' strong preference for fuel-efficient vehicles.

The EPA's initial analysis was issued in the final days of the Obama administration and confirmed that GHG standards...

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