16 November, 2007
A US federal court has rejected the car fuel (CAFE) standards set in 2006 by the Bush administration for failing to assess the environmental costs of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the use of the new standards. The Court criticised in particular the SUV loophole and the failure to include heavier vehicles. No less than eleven US states, two cities and four environmental groups had brought the standards before the court.
I guess some of our European car manufacturers can feel themselves lucky that we Europeans do not have a strong judicial system to take our political classes to account when they make a mess of their policies 🙂
- CNN: Court rules fuel standards not tough enough
- NY Times: Court rejects fuel standards on trucks
- The Court’s decision