The Environmental & Energy Law Program is tracking the environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump administration. Click here for the list of rules we are following.
Why it Matters
On April 2, 2018 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which rejects the Obama Administration’s final rule to increase penalties for noncompliance of the standards. On April 23, 2018 the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals vacated NHTSA’s July 2017 delay of the higher penalties, which had been challenged by states and environmental groups. On June 29, 2018 the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion confirming that NHTSA does not have the authority to indefinitely delay the effective date of the increased penalty.