04/06/2020 - Legal Analysis

Comprehensive Car Rules Overview

We’ve put together a comprehensive overview of the rollback of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy and vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded their joint rule making process for the Safer, Affordable, Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule.

In this briefing paper, we detail the climate impact of these standards, explain the legal framework, break down the rules, compare the previous standards to the revised standards, preview the claims in upcoming litigation, describe the status of ongoing litigation, and provide a timeline of relevant actions.

You can download the paper hereĀ and see more of our analyses, op-eds, and podcasts on the clean car rules here.