Description: Protective petition for review challenging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's rule withdrawing California’s waiver for its greenhouse gas and zero-emission vehicle program and preempting other state programs.
Union of Concerned Scientists v. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/28/2019 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. Union of Concerned Scientists, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and other groups filed a protective petition for review after the federal government sought to dismiss or transfer to the D.C. Circuit a case filed in federal court in D.C. challenging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration'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. EDF filed another protective petition in September, which it sought to dismiss voluntarily a day after filing this petition. Some states and automaker trade groups sought to intervene in that earlier proceeding.