Attorney General Raoul Files Lawsuit Challenging Reduction of Penalties for Industry Violations of Fuel Efficiency Standards

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Attorney General Kwame Raoul, along with a coalition of 12 attorneys general, today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit challenging a final rule issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that reduces necessary penalties for automakers that fail to meet corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards.

The rule repeals and replaces the previous administration’s rule which imposed an inflation-adjusted penalty of $14 for every tenth of a mile-per-gallon (mpg) that an automaker falls . . .

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