02 May '11, 7pm

Court Rules in Favor of California Landmark Greenhouse Gas Standards for Cars: The US Court of Appeals rejected

The U.S. Court of Appeals rejected a legal attack on California's landmark greenhouse gas standards for new cars built in model years 2012-16. The National Automobile Dealers Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sought to overturn EPA's waiver which allowed California to set its own greenhouse gas standards. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson granted California the waiver in June 2009, reversing the Bush Administation appointee'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 steps to safeguard Americans from pollution - demonstrated no injury at all. The standar...

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