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.
- Documents: Motion to Intervene
- Document Type: Motions
- States: California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Hawaii Illinois Maine Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota Nevada New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont Washington Washington, D.C.
- Agencies: Environmental Protection Agency
- Issues: Clean Air & Climate Clean Air Act Clean Car Standards Climate Energy & Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Greenhouse Gas Emissions Public Health
- Era: Biden Administration
- Outcome: Pending
- Action Type: Litigation