California Attorney General Rob Bonta and New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of thirteen attorneys general in submitting a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urging the agency to reinstate the full penalty fee for automakers that fail to meet corporate average fuel economy standards. In 2016, NHTSA put that fee into place in response to an instruction from Congress. This proceeding involves the Trump administration’s third attempt to reduce the penalty after the first two were vacated by courts. Pointing to climate concerns and arguing that there is no valid reason to keep the penalty low, the coalition called on the agency to withdraw the Trump-era rule and restore the initial penalty.
- Documents: Comments
- Document Type: Comment Letters
- States: California Connecticut Delaware Illinois Iowa Maryland Massachusetts New Jersey New York Oregon Pennsylvania Vermont Washington
- Agencies: Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Issues: Clean Air & Climate Clean Car Standards
- Era: Biden Administration
- Action Type: Rulemaking & Other Federal Administrative Proceedings