States Sue to Block Trump From Weakening Fuel Economy Rules

The New York Times discusses how some States are suing to block Trump from weakening fuel economy rules. At stake in the lawsuit is the single biggest effort by the United States to fight the climate crisis.

Led by California, nearly two dozen states sued the Trump administration on Wednesday over its reversal of fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks, arguing that the move is based on erroneous science, and endangers public health.

The lawsuit escalates a standoff between President Trump, who has moved to undo a long list of environmental regulations since taking office, and a coalition of Democratic states, which have gone to court to stop him.

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