Twenty-Two AGs Filed Motion in Defense of Federal Fuel Economy Standards

California Attorney General Rob Bonta and Governor Gavin Newsom led a coalition of 22 AGs, as well as the city and county of Denver, and the cities of Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco in filing a motion to intervene in defense of federal fuel economy standards for light duty vehicles. Previously, AG Bonta led a multistate coalition urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to adopt stricter fuel economy standards for 2024-2026 model year vehicles, which the NHTSA adopted. A similar coalition now seeks to join NHTSA to defend these standards from challenges from other states and a petroleum industry group.