Automakers Push EPA To Withdraw Obama Emissions Rules

Law360, New York (February 22, 2017, 6:04 PM EST) -- The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers on Tuesday urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a final rule governing greenhouse gas emissions standards for 2022 through 2025 model year cars and light trucks, arguing the agency improperly rushed to take action before President Donald Trump took office.

In a letter to new EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, AAM President and CEO Mitch Bainwol said the agency’s Jan. 13 final determination on the emissions standards may be the most important decision the EPA has recently made regarding the auto industry. As such, the action should be withdrawn and the agency should return to...

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