Michigan Attorney General joins lawsuit against administration’s fuel economy roll-back

Posted at 10:40 AM, May 28, 2020

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Wednesday formally joined a lawsuit that claims the Trump administration’s Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles (SAFE) Rule violates the federal Clean Air Act, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act.

“The Trump administration touted the SAFE Vehicles Rule as giving the American people better access to safer, more affordable vehicles that are cleaner for the environment. But it does none of these things,” Nessel said in a release.

In the filing, Michigan joins California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, along with the California Air Resources Board, the Cities of Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Denver, and the Counties of San Francisco and Denver.

Read the filing