The EPA and the Department of Transportation on Thursday finalized the first-ever national greenhouse gas emission levels for cars and light trucks, a move that is likely to bring a gust of new lawsuits. The main target may not be the rule itself, which came after painstaking negotiations with the auto industry, but what it portends. The rules establish increasingly strict fuel economy standards and greenhouse gas emission standards for 2012 to 2016 model year vehicles.
Car Emissions Rules Likely to Trigger Litigation
The National Law Journal
April 2, 2010