May 27, 2020 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed a lawsuit against the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today after officials eased restrictions on tailpipe emissions from cars and trucks. The new rule allows for less efficient vehicles, directly resulting in more carbon and air pollution.
“COVID-19 has laid bare the tragic impact toxic emissions and air pollution can have on our health,” said Emily Green, Senior Attorney at CLF. “Rolling back rules designed to create cleaner air and reduce climate-damaging emissions defies reason – and the law. We must hold this administration accountable for its continued attacks on our health and our environment.”
The new rule, announced in March, replaces Obama-era clean car standards designed to stem climate-damaging emissions and protect public health. CLF joined several other advocacy groups in filing today’s lawsuit.
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