US Supreme Court To Decide if EPA Must Regulate Auto Emissions


The US Supreme Court is con­sid­er­ing whether or not the Clean Air Act requires the EPA to reg­u­late CO2 emis­sions from auto­mo­biles. The case has major impli­ca­tions for automak­ers who say man­dat­ed reduc­tions could add $3,000 to the cost of every vehi­cle.

Aca­d­e­m­ic groups peti­tioned EPA in 1999 to reg­u­late CO2 from auto­mo­biles
EPA reject­ed peti­tion in 2001
MA, oth­er states filed suit in 2002
Fed­er­al appeals court in WA upheld EPA’s posi­tion in 2005