Description: Challenge to rule setting CAFE standards for cars and light trucks.
Center for Biological Diversity v. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 08/18/2008 Opinion and Order Download 2007 opinion replaced with new opinion. The 9th Circuit rejected the federal government’s request to revisit its November 2007 ruling that struck down new fuel economy standards for sport utility vehicles and other light-duty trucks, reaffirming its decision that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did not adequately consider carbon dioxide emissions when developing new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for these vehicles, but slightly revising the relief granted to require either an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement. 11/15/2007 Opinion Remanded to NHTSA for the preparation of a full environmental impact statement.