Miyares joins Republican AGs suing Biden Administration on truck emission limits for trucks

May 17, 2024
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Delegate Rob Bloxom Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares

BY MARGERY A. BECK AND SUMMER BALLENTINE
Updated 8:21 PM EDT, May 13, 20

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A large group of Republican attorneys general  including Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares on Monday took legal action against the Biden administration and California over new emissions limits for trucks.

Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers is leading the group of GOP attorneys general who filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to overturn an Environmental Protection Agency rule limiting truck emissions.

A separate lawsuit against California claims a phased-in ban on internal-combustion trucks is unconstitutional and will hurt the U.S. economy.

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Hilgers in a statement said the EPA and California rules “will devastate the trucking and logistics industry, raise prices for customers, and impact untold number of jobs across Nebraska and the country.”

“There’s not one trucking charging station in the state of Nebraska,” Hilgers later told reporters. “Trying to take that industry, which was built up over decades with diesel and fossil fuels-based infrastructure, and transforming it to an electric-based infrastructure – it’s probably not feasible.”

EPA officials have said the strict emissions standards will help clean up some of the nation’s largest sources of planet-warming greenhouse gases.

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