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Court Of Appeals Says California Can Create Tailpipe Rules

Following efforts to strip California – and other U.S. states – of its right to set its own emissions and fuel economy standards independently of the country as a whole, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wound up reinstating those rights under the Clean Air Act back in 2022. That decision has faced its fair share of legal challenges, though Ford threw its support behind the decision in court after filing a motion to intervene on the side of the EPA a few months later. Now, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld the EPA’s decision from a few years ago, according to Reuters.

The three-judge panel has chosen to uphold the EPA’s decision to grant California a waiver enabling it to set its own tailpipe emissions standards and EV requirements, which came into question after 17 other states tried to stop that from happening. Representatives from those states claimed that this decision gives California unconstitutional regulatory power, though the court ultimately rejected that claim.

In its decision, the appeals court noted that revering the EPA’s decision to grant California a waiver would “address only injury” in the event that automakers responded by selling fewer EVs or lowering the costs of ICE models – noting that there is no evidence to support those claims at the moment. As part of its decision in 2022, the EPA also granted other states the ability to set their own emissions standards, too.

Following the EPA’s decision, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) installed a plan to end the sales of new ICE vehicles in that state by 2035, with annually increasing requirements pertaining to the number of zero-emissions vehicles sold there starting in 2026.

We’ll have the latest on changing emissions standards as they happen, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Francois

    More reasons not to tag your vehicle in CA…

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  2. Tigger

    Who would of thought coming from a court with a liberal bench?

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  3. Smitty

    That Blows!!

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  4. Dan

    Best of luck with your brownouts turning into blackouts soon. I guess half the state can just walk to work although if there’s any jobs left.

    Reply
  5. Boomer

    IF THE WINGNUTS KEEP GETTING PUT INTO OFFICE OVER AND OVER AGAIN, IT AIN’T GONNA CHANGE. I WAS BORN IN CALIFORNIA SOME 70 YEARS AGO, IT “WAS” ONCE A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, PROBABLY THE BEST PLACE TO GROW UP AS A KID BACK IN THE DAY!!!! BUT IT HAS GONE RIGHT DOWN THE S_ _T HOLE!!!! WE GREW A TON OF EVERYONE’S FOOD RIGHT HERE. NOW, THE STREETS ARE LINED WITH “HOMELESS” CAMPS, AND “EVERYTHING” (THANKS GAVIN) IS OUT OF CONTROL. TODAY 04/09/2024 GAS IS AGAIN OVER $6.00 PER GALLON???? WHAT A JOKE!! THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE IS HEADING FOR SOME REAL TROUBLE! LOCK AND LOAD FOLKS.

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    1. texascountryproudconservative

      show us where the caps lock button hurt you

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  6. texascountryproundconservative

    Good

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  7. texascountryproudconservative

    ok boomer

    Reply

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