California fuel economy waiver

Source: BY KELSEY TAMBORRINO, Politico • Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A bipartisan group of former EPA and Transportation Department chiefs filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week criticizing the Trump administration’s revocation of California’s fuel economy waiver as having no “no valid legal, factual, or logical basis,” Alex also reports for Pros. The Trump administration moved in 2019 to rescind California’s special waiver allowing it and more than a dozen other states to enforce tailpipe pollution limits that are more stringent than the federal levels.

The former officials — which included former Transportation secretaries Federico Peña, Rodney Slater, Norman Mineta, Ray LaHood and Anthony Foxx, and former EPA administrators William Reilly, Carol Browner, Christine Todd Whitman and Lisa Jackson — argued that the Trump administration’s revocation of the waiver (Reg. 2060-AU09) “undermines the sound and consistent administration of our nation’s iconic environmental and energy law.” A group of bicameral Democratic lawmakersthe Edison Electric Institute and Lyft were among the other entities filing briefs on the rule.