Description: Challege to NHTSA's proposed CAFE standards.
Center for Biological Diversity v. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/30/2009 Order Download Petition voluntarily dismissed. 11/25/2009 Stipulation Download Proposed stipulation to dismiss filed. The parties stipulated to the dismissal of the petition for review after the Obama administration proposed to establish light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards. 04/02/2009 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sued the Department of Transportation over fuel economy standards, alleging that they were not the maximum feasible required by law. On March 27, 2009, the Obama Administration announced that it was raising fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light trucks to a combined average of 27.3 miles per gallon for the 2011 model year, a 2 mpg increase over the 2010 model year. The Bush administration had proposed a combined average standard of 27.8 mpg in model year 2011. According to CBD, European and Japanese fuel economy standards are 43.3 mpg and 42.6 mpg, respectively.