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State Challenges Federal Mileage Standards for SUVs

Publication Date: 
May 15, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Bob Egelko

The "San Francisco Chronicle" covered a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing to decide whether the Bush administration violated the law by ignoring global warming when it set national gas mileage standards for SUVs and pick-up trucks. 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.

Deborah A. “Debbie” Sivas, Director of the Environmental Law Clinic and lecturer in law, is the attorney of record on the case.