Clean Air Act

The War Over Vehicle Emission Standards: Uncooperative Federalism?

October 25, 2019

In September, the war against stronger vehicle emission standards got real.  We went from two and a half years of escalating rhetoric between the Trump administration and California to dramatic federal action with potentially profound consequences.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) jointly issued new rules to…