Emissions Lawsuit Against EPA Filed on Tuesday

The National Corn Growers Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association joined the American Petroleum Institute in filing a lawsuit against the EPA.

The suit, filed in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, challenges the Environmental Protection Agency’s heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards for model years 2027-2032. The groups say the EPA exceeded its congressional authority with regulation targets that rely too heavily on electrification and don’t fully appreciate the role of low-carbon fuels like ethanol.

NCGA President Harold Wolle says the EPA tried imposing a one-size-fits-all approach to addressing the climate by prioritizing electric vehicles over other climate remedies like corn ethanol. “Farmers rely on heavy-duty trucks to transport livestock long distances, and they choose the shortest route to keep animals in vehicles for as little time as possible,” says Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall. “Battery-powered vehicles extend the time that animals and drivers are on the road.”

Read more from NCGA here: https://ncga.com/stay-informed/media/in-the-news/article/2024/06/ncga-afbf-and-coalition-partners-file-lawsuit-to-stop-epa-s-emissions-rule-for-new-heavy-duty-vehicles