Deep Dive 184 – Federalism or a Federal Standard? Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards
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Federal and state government authority to mandate automobile manufacturers and consumers switch to electric cars is one of the most contentious legal and policy debates of the last two decades.

The Biden Administration has proposed to rescind two actions of the Trump Administration — EPA's withdrawal of a Clean Air Act waiver of preemption, and a Department of Transportation preemption regulation — that together attempt to establish one preemptive, national standard for automobile fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions by the NHTSA and EPA and, as a consequence, prohibit California from adopting or enforcing motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions or zero-emitting vehicle requirements for motor vehicles under state law.

In this live podcast, a panel of lawyers involved in the litigation discuss the legal and policy issues presented by these proposals.

- Jonathan Brightbill, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
- Sean H. Donahue, Partner, Donahue, Goldberg & Weaver LLP
- Benjamin Flowers, Solicitor General, Ohio
- [Moderator] James Coleman, Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

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