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Case Summary Citation

642 F.3d 192 (D.C. Cir. 2011)

Abstract

The United States Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) and the National Automobile

Dealers Association (NADA), on behalf of independent car dealerships, petitioned for review of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision allowing California to implement stricter greenhouse gas emission standards from automobiles. In Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America and National Automobile Dealers Association v. Environmental Protection Agency,158 the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed the petition for a lack of jurisdiction. The Court of Appeals held that NADA failed to establish standing to challenge the EPA‘s waiver of federal preemption under the Clean Air Act (CAA) prior to the implementation of federal greenhouse gas emission standards. Additionally, the court held the petition was moot for the years following the implementation of federal greenhouse gas emission standards because California‘s regulations were identical to new federal emission standards.

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