Description: Challenge to U.S. Department of Energy energy efficiency rule establishing a new product class of residential dishwashers.
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Energy
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 04/21/2022 Order Download Motion to hold appeal in abeyance granted. 04/18/2022 Motion Download Unopposed motion filed to continue abeyance during related litigation (Louisiana v. U.S. Department of Energy, No. 22-60146 (5th Cir.)). 12/29/2020 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. Groups Challenged “Circumventing” of Efficiency Standards for Dishwashers. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club, Consumer Federation of America, and Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants filed a petition for review in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to challenge the U.S. Department of Energy rule establishing a new product class for residential dishwashers. In a press release, NRDC said the rule was “circumventing longtime energy and water efficiency standards for dishwashers by needlessly creating a new category exempt from any energy-saving requirements, potentially leading to higher household utility bills and more pollution.”