U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Obama Administration’s Strict EPA Fuel Standards

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Court rules Obama administration can limit greenhouse gas emissions and set fuel efficiency standards

Automakers are torn when it
comes to supporting new fuel efficiency and vehicle emissions rules
proposed by the Obama administration and the EPA. Several states and
industries sued to stop the new standards from going into effect. The
legal challenges were brought against the proposed standards by the
state of Texas and major industries including those in the chemical,
energy, utility, agriculture, and mining realms. The National
Association of Manufacturers was also involved in opposing EPA proposed

The U.S. Court of Appeals has now dismissed the suit brought against the
EPA marking a significant win for the Obama administration. The Obama
administration intends to finalize fuel efficiency standards for 2017
through 2025 along with greenhouse gas limits by this August. These new
CAFE standards would require automakers to have fleet wide fuel economy
average of 54.5 mpg by 2025.

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