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Specifically, the Golden State requested to see all of”documents concerning vehicle-fleet article, new car sales, automobile security, battery technology, and other information that NHTSA and EPA utilized in proposing to roll back vehicle emission and fuel economy standards.”
Expand / Cars sit in rush hour traffic on the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda pass in this aerial picture taken over Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday, July 10, 2015. (credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg through Getty Images)

The state of California sued the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday, demanding to see the information and research that was utilized to inform the Trump administration’s latest effort to roll back future fuel economy standards.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in September 2018 to both the EPA and the NHTSA. In its criticism that is latest, CARB says that NHTSA responded to the FOIA with information and with justifications for why it held back what it did. The EPA failed to reply at all, California’s complaint states  (PDF).

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