Ann Carlson in Forbes: Trump Finalizes Fuel Economy Rollback As COVID-19 Roils Auto Industry
Donald Trump has always touted his rollback of Obama-era fuel economy and tailpipe emissions standards as one of his proudest anti-regulatory achievements. Today, his administration finalizes his own lower targets, even as coronavirus brought the world auto industry to a screeching halt. The first legal test could come soon if opponents ask the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to issue a “stay” that would prevent the rollback from being implemented. Such a ruling would require the court to find that the suing parties are likely to prevail on the merits, said Ann Carlson, a University of California at Los Angeles law professor.