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Multistate AG Coalition Files Brief in D.C. Circuit to Support Vacating EPA Vehicle Emissions Standards

A group of 16 AGs filed a brief in the D.C. Court of Appeals arguing that the EPA did not have the authority to promulgate substantially more stringent greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicle carbon dioxide emissions. The AGs—all Republicans—petitioned the Court to vacate the EPA’s “Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light Duty Vehicle…

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AG Bonta Secures $25 Million Settlement with Bosch for Alleged Role in Diesel Emissions Scandal

California AG Rob Bonta and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have reached a settlement with German multinational engineering electronics company Robert Bosch LLC and its parent company (collectively, “Bosch”) to resolve allegations related to the company’s role in the recent diesel emissions scandals at automobile manufacturers Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler. The complaint alleged that…

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AG Coalition Challenges Proposed Emissions Measure

Oklahoma AG John O’Connor and Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron led a coalition of Republican AGs in submitting two separate comment letters challenging the Federal Highway Administration’s proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure, which would require all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to set targets to reduce tailpipe CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050.

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AGs Weigh In on FTC Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers in Motor Vehicle Transactions

AGs from 16 states, the District of Columbia, and the Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection submitted comments in response to the FTC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning its proposed Motor Vehicle Dealers Trade Regulation Rule. The AGs commended the FTC’s comprehensive review of the motor vehicle marketplace in preparing the Rule, and noted that “[h]istorically,…

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Virginia AG Confirms Commonwealth Is Bound by California’s Gas-Powered Vehicle Ban

Virginia AG Jason Miyares has confirmed that Virginia will be legally bound by a recent California rulemaking banning the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. As a result of legislation passed in 2021 by the Virginia General Assembly (then controlled by Democrats), Virginia is required to adopt the same automobile standards as those promulgated…

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