07/08/2020 - Caitlin McCoy

Major Automakers Choose Not To Back Trump Administration On Fuel Economy Standards Rollback

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Experts who have followed the legal tug-of-war over whose standards should prevail were not surprised by today’s news that the four automakers had chosen to remain neutral. “I think most people watching these cases expected the companies to either support the challengers [California, the other states, and energy companies]…or to intervene the way they have neutrally to protect their interests. I don’t think anyone was expecting these four companies to side with the Trump administration,” said Caitlin McCoy, a staff attorney at Harvard Law School’s Environmental Law and Energy Program.

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