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Panel Blocks Fuel Standards For Light Trucks And SUVs

Publication Date: 
November 16, 2007
Daily Journal
John Roemer

Lecturer in Law and Director of the Environmental Law Clinic Deborah A. "Debbie" Sivas is quoted in The Daily Journal about the recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that "fuel economy standards planned for the next four years ignore national energy conservation needs":

Sivas said the SUVs, minivans and trucks discussed in the opinion represent about half of all new vehicles sold.

The case, filed on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity by the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic, is consolidated with similar challenges by California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, District of Columbia, and the City of New York, and four other public interest groups—the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Public Citizen, and Environmental Defense. Sivas served as the attorney of record on the case.