Biden Sued

( – Spelling more trouble for an America-last administration, three groups representing business interests have initiated legal action against Joe Biden.

The American Petroleum Institute (API), the American Farm Bureau and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), along with numerous car dealers, are among the plaintiffs.

They are challenging new emissions standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for light- and medium-duty vehicles.

This lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in order to halt what they label an electric vehicle (EV) “mandate” that demands 56% of all new light-duty vehicle sales be EVs by 2032.

API senior vice president and general counsel Ryan Meyers explained their stance: “Today, we are taking action to protect American consumers, U.S. manufacturing workers and our nation’s hard-won energy security from this intrusive government mandate.”

“EPA has exceeded its congressional authority with this regulation that will eliminate most new gas cars and traditional hybrids from the U.S. market in less than a decade. We look forward to making our case in court,” he added.

The lawsuit argues that the EPA has overreached and described the rules as “arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion and not in accordance with law.”

This regulation is part of Joe Biden’s extensive climate initiatives, which also include new strict emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles and updated fuel economy standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

While the administration has invested billions in promoting EV production and adoption, the transition has faced issues.

Automakers report substantial financial losses on EV lines and consumer uptake has been slow due to concerns over EV range and charging stations availability.

Energy Marketers of America president Rob Underwood also criticized the EPA’s move, stating, “The EPA doesn’t have a leg to stand on where its gas car ban regulation is concerned, and we are going to make that case in court.”

He explained, “This regulation is clearly bad for consumers as it will quickly and drastically restrict their ability to find and purchase affordable new gas cars.”

“It’s bad for marketers of American-made liquid fuels and for U.S. energy security. And importantly, it’s also unlawful. EPA does not have authority under the law to do this,” Underwood concluded.

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