Twenty-Four AGs Filed Petition for Review of Vehicle Efficiency and Emissions Standards Rollback

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a coalition of 24 attorneys general in filing a petition for review of the Trump administration’s so-called SAFE Vehicles rule, which weakened fuel efficiency and emissions standards for passenger vehicles and light trucks. The final rule, developed jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), mandates just a 1.5 percent annual improvement in fuel efficiency — well below the 5 percent annual improvement required under the Obama administration’s Clean Car Standards, and below the 2 percent annual improvement car makers typically achieve on their own.