FED appeals court tells Trump admin it CANNOT delay (CAFE) regulation

Jul 2015
I have no idea if this will wend its way to the SCOTUS but I have a distinct feeling state attorneys general will win there too. Save your keystrokes, this isn't just about 'fines'...

Additionally, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt formally ruled earlier
this month that greenhouse gas emissions rules for cars are too strict and should be eased.

Court rules against Trump admin’s delay of car efficiency fines

[FONT=&amp][FONT=&amp]BY TIMOTHY CAMA - 04/23/18 11:23 AM EDT[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=&amp]© Greg Nash

[FONT=&amp][FONT=&amp]A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Trump administration cannot delay a regulation that increased automakers’ fines for “gas-guzzling” cars that violate fuel efficiency standards.

In a brief order that did not explain its reasoning, the New York City-based Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned a July 2017 action by the Department of Transportation (DOT) that indefinitely delayed the increased penalties under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program.

The three-judge panel of the court said it would issue a fully explained opinion “in due course.”

The decision is the latest in a string of court defeats in the Trump administration’s attempts to roll back or delay various Obama administration environmental efforts, including in methane, energy efficiency and other areas.

“The fuel efficiency standards penalty rule is a common sense measure that would protect consumers’ pocketbooks while reducing the carbon emissions that harm our health and drive climate change,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D), who participated in the lawsuit that led to the ruling, said in a statement....