Twenty-Three AGs Intervened to Support EPA’s Clean Car Standards

California Attorney General Rob Bonta led a coalition of 23 attorneys general in intervening to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Car Standards after the rule was challenged by a coalition of states led by Texas. The current rule, which replaced a less protective version from the previous administration, sets emission standards for light-duty vehicles in model years 2023 to 2026, and is expected to prevent over 3 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In their motions to intervene, the AGs rejected the challengers’ claims that the rule is outside EPA’s authority, and argued that the rule is necessary to protect public health and the environment, especially in communities of color and low-income communities.