5 states sue Trump administration over delayed fuel-economy fines

New York, California and three other U.S. states said on Monday they sued the federal government for delaying the rollout of higher “gas-guzzler” penalties for automakers whose vehicles fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards. The lawsuit, which also includes Vermont, Maryland and Pennsylvania, is the highest profile legal challenge to the Trump administration’s vehicle policy to date. As part of a broad deregulation push under President Donald Trump, regulators are debating whether to grant automakers significant reductions in fuel economy requirements.