Description: Protective petition for review filed to challenge National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's rule withdrawing California’s waiver for its greenhouse gas and zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) program and preempting state programs.
Environmental Defense Fund v. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/29/2019 Motion Download Unopposed motion for dismissal without prejudice filed by Environmental Defense Fund. The day after Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) filed a second petition for review along with other groups, EDF sought voluntary dismissal without prejudice of its original petition. 10/28/2019 Motion to Intervene Download Motion for leave to intervene filed by the Coalition for Sustainable Automotive Regulation and the Association of Global Automakers, Inc. Automakers and Seven States Sought to Intervene to Defend NHTSA’s Preemption of State Vehicle Standards. Seven states, a trade association representing automobile manufacturers, and an umbrella organization representing certain automobile manufacturers and trade groups filed motions to intervene in support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a proceeding filed in the D.C. Circuit to challenge NHTSA’s final rule withdrawing California’s waiver for its greenhouse gas and zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) program and preempting state programs that regulate vehicle greenhouse gas emissions or create ZEV mandates. The automaker groups argued that they should be allowed to intervene as of right because they represent a substantial portion of the regulated industry and have an interest in a single national regulatory program. 10/25/2019 Motion to Intervene Download Motion for leave to intervene as respondents filed by states of Ohio, Alabama, Alaska, Louisiana, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia. The seven states—Ohio, Alabama, Alaska, Louisiana, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia—sought to intervene “both because California’s standards elevate California’s sovereignty above other States and because those standards shape the market for the regulated vehicles nationwide.” 09/27/2019 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) filed a protective petition for review in the D.C. Circuit in September to protect its right to judicial review in the event that the federal district court in which EDF and others have filed lawsuits challenging the final rule determines that the district court lacks subject matter jurisdiction.