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Lawsuits filed against EPA

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A number of petitions have been filed challenging the US Environmental Protection Agency’s light-and medium-duty vehicle emissions standards for model years 2027 - 2032.

The National Corn Growers Association, American Farm Bureau Federation and a group of six auto dealers joined the American Petroleum Institute (API) as co-petitioners in a lawsuit filed in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

A dozen organisations — the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA), California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA), Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA), Energy Marketers of America (EMA), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Port Arthur Lodge No. 823 (IAM), Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association (LMOGA), National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma (Petroleum Alliance), Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) and Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) — have also filed a petition with the DC Circuit Court against the EPA.

“We are taking action to protect American consumers, US manufacturing workers and our nation’s hard-won energy security from this intrusive government mandate,” API Senior Vice President and General Counsel Ryan Meyers said. “EPA has exceeded its congressional authority with this regulation that will eliminate most new gas cars and traditional hybrids from the US market in less than a decade. We look forward to making our case in court.”

Chet Thompson, President and CEO, AFPM, said: “EPA’s Light Duty Vehicle rule is unlawful and harmful to consumers, our economy and our national security. We are confident the Court will agree that Congress has not authorised EPA to effectively ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars and overhaul the US economy in such a major way.

“EPA also overstepped in finalising fleetwide average standards, rather than concrete standards that all cars and trucks must meet. Since no gas, diesel or traditional hybrid today can meet 85 grams/mile, EPA’s averaging scheme — which is already being contested for the 2023-2026 standards — is clearly meant to force EV adoption. And the choice to ignore all other vehicle lifecycle emissions, save those from the tailpipe, puts internal combustion engine vehicles at an arbitrary disadvantage.

“We support the continued drive to make our cars and trucks cleaner and more efficient, but EPA must set standards lawfully.”

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