CEI and Other Litigants File Brief Challenging Agency Authority to Regulate Emissions

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and other litigants involved in Texas v. EPA recently filed an opening brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. CEI and the other parties argue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exceeded its authority by attempting to set fleetwide-average emissions standards for light-duty vehicles.

CEI and its fellow litigants contend there is no authorization for EPA setting fleetwide-average greenhouse gas standards for the nation’s light-duty fleet under the Clean Air Act.

In February, CEI filed a petition for review of the EPA emissions rule with the D.C. Circuit on behalf of itself, four individuals, and the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance. Other parties, including states, also filed suit and the cases were consolidated into one case, Texas v. EPA.

Arguments in Texas v. EPA have yet to be scheduled.

Read the full brief.

Learn more about CEI v. EPA.