Twenty-One AGs Filed Motion to Intervene in California Vehicle Emission Waiver Case

California Attorney General Rob Bonta led a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing a motion to intervene in the lawsuit over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to restore California’s authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards under the Clean Air Act. The challengers to EPA’s decision argued that California’s waiver unconstitutionally infringes on the equal sovereignty of states. Intervenors argued that the decision complies with the law and that if EPA’s decision is not upheld, states could lose their ability to adopt emissions standards necessary to meet state and local climate goals.