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Fuel Economy Proposal Emerges in Complex Regulatory Landscape

August 10, 2023

Environmental partner Jonathan Martel was quoted in the recent Law360 article, “No Fast Start Predicted For Tougher Fuel Economy Proposal.” The article discusses the complex regulatory landscape surrounding the new fuel economy standards proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The proposed standards, which seek to boost average fuel efficiency in cars and trucks by 2032, postdate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s recent air pollution regulations and the California Air Resources Board’s mandates for cars and trucks. Martel told Law360 that the NHTSA proposal “should be seen adjunct to the EPA actions and the California actions” and that all actions should be considered “with a broader lens regarding how they impact the industry and advance the regulatory objectives.”

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