California law that would enforce nationwide mandate on emissions gets taken to court

California law that would enforce nationwide mandate on emissions gets taken to court


A California law mandating that half of all medium- and heavy-duty vehicles acquired by the state and local governments be emissions-free between 2024 and 2026 is being challenged in a lawsuit filed by a coalition of Republican state attorneys general. 

The California mandate is essentially a nationwide mandate since California ports play a crucial role as major weigh stations for shipping. The mandate would also require that by 2027, 100% of heavy-duty vehicles acquired be emissions-free and that new drayage trucks, vehicles used to convey containers and bulk goods, be zero-emissions starting on Jan. 1. 

Another lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s rules requiring 30% of heavy-duty trucks to be fully

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