Don’t touch those tailpipes: Auto dealers, U.S. Chamber sue to stop California emissions regs

The Center for Auto Safety is the nation’s premier independent, member driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.

Sept. 10, 2009

By Jim Motavalli

Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign at the Center for Auto Safety, thought he’d finally earned a bit of rest. His long fight for clean car legislation (mostly from a previous perch at the Sierra Club) had culminated in an all-smiles Washington event last May in which automakers, the federal government and the state of California (which had long sought to regulate tailpipe greenhouse gas) all held hands and agreed to a single federal standard for regulating those tailpipes.