15 states sue over Trump plan to limit automaker fines on emissions standards

A group of 15 attorneys general is petitioning the courts to block the Biden administration from fulfilling automakers’ last minute request to the Trump administration to limit penalties for those who do not meet emissions standards.

A Jan. 14 rule from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved automakers’ request to delay taking into account inflation when fining car manufacturers for failing to comply with federal emissions regulations.