Description: Challenge to Obama administration's Final Determination on the Appropriateness of the Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Under the Midterm Evaluation
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers v. EPA
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 03/22/2017 Federal Register Notice Download Notice of intention to reconsider Midterm Evaluation published. 03/20/2017 Motion to Dismiss Download Motion filed by petitioner to dismiss its petition for review without prejudice. Challenge to Obama Administration Determination on Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Standards Withdrawn After EPA Said It Would Reconsider. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss its petition for review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Final Determination on the Appropriateness of the Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Under the Midterm Evaluation. EPA issued the Final Determination eight days before the change in administrations. AAM filed a protective petition for review on March 13 and had also submitted letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on February 21 requesting withdrawal of the Final Determination. AAM withdrew the petition for review on March 20 after EPA announced its intention to reconsider the Final Determination in coordination with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. EPA indicated that it would issue a new determination by April 1, 2018. 03/13/2017 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed.
Letter from Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to Scott Pruitt
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/21/2017 Letter Download Letter submitted requesting withdrawal of EPA determination on vehicle standards. Automobile Manufacturers Requested Withdrawal of EPA Determination on Greenhouse Gas Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicles. On February 21, 2017, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) submitted a letter to EPA Administrator G. Scott Pruitt requesting that EPA withdraw the Final Determination on the Appropriateness of the Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards under the Midterm Evaluation. EPA issued the final determination a week before President Obama left office. AAM asked that EPA resume the Midterm Evaluation of the standards to rectify procedural and substantive defects, including failure to provide opportunity for meaningful notice and comment and failure to harmonize the greenhouse gas standards with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fuel economy standards. AAM also asserted that the final determination was “riddled with indefensible assumptions, inadequate analysis, and a failure to engage with contrary evidence” and that EPA had not received certain “highly relevant” studies and data because they were still pending.