29 Apr '11, 10pm

Chamber of Commerce and auto dealer group lose last-gasp lawsuit to stop clean cars:

Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council . The federal court of appeals in Washington today rejected the last legal attack on California's landmark greenhouse-gas standards for new cars built in model years 2012-16. The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sought to overturn EPA's waiver giving California the green light to set its greenhouse-gas standards. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson granted California the waiver in June 2009, reversing her predecessor's unprecedented attempt to block California's program. The appeals court ruled that neither NADA nor the chamber had demonstrated injury necessary to support their standing. NADA had submitted standing affidavits from two dealers that the court found failed to prove they are suffering any economic injuries. The chamber -- which stridently opposes all of EPA's step...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/green-cars/2011-04-29-chamber-of-com...

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