EPA you can’t take the wheel

Source: BY ZACK COLMAN, Politico • Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Two coalitions of biofuels groups and a refinery industry association sued the EPA over its tailpipe emissions standards, emulating arguments power plants wielded in a case currently before the Supreme Court. The petitioners claimed EPA’s rule to strengthen tailpipe standards amounts to forcing a shift in the vehicles market from liquid fuels to electric, which they claimed exceeded the agency’s authority to simply regulate greenhouse gases. If that sounds familiar, it’s because that’s basically the argument power plants used to push back against EPA’s electricity sector regulations — and that the conservative Supreme Court seemed keen to entertain.