California Attorney General Rob Bonta led a coalition of 21 attorneys general, along with four local governments, in submitting comments supporting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) proposal to strengthen its corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for light-duty vehicles for model years 2027-2032. The AGs supported the strengthened standards, which would extend the average miles per gallon of light-duty vehicles such as passenger vehicles and light trucks by 2032. The AGs also urged NHTSA to consider whether even more stringent standards are possible, calling on the agency to better take into account energy conservation needs and technological advancements that could lead to more fuel efficient vehicles.
- Documents: CommentsCA Press Release
- Document Type: Comment Letters Press Releases/Statements
- States: California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Hawaii Illinois Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota New Jersey New Mexico New York Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont Washington Washington, D.C. Wisconsin
- Agencies: Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Issues: Clean Air & Climate Clean Car Standards Climate Environmental Justice Greenhouse Gas Emissions Public Health
- Era: Biden Administration
- Action Type: Rulemaking & Other Federal Administrative Proceedings