Twenty-One AGs Filed Motion to Intervene to Prevent Further Undermining of Vehicle Efficiency and Emissions Standards

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing a motion to intervene in litigation challenging the Trump administration’s so-called SAFE Vehicles rule — which weakened fuel efficiency and emissions standards for passenger vehicles and light trucks — on the grounds that the rule is unjustifiably stringent. In their motion, the attorneys general emphasized that they firmly oppose “any arguments that [Environmental Protection Agency] and [the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration] should have adopted weaker greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards” and “any attempts to limit the ability of these agencies to adopt more robust standards in the future.”