Ford backs Biden clean truck rule in court

Source: By Lesley Clark, E&E News • Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2024

The company has supported EPA tailpipe emission controls that it says create a level playing field for the auto industry.

Ford's logo is seen on the side of a building.

Ford’s logo is seen on the side of a building at the unveiling of the new electric F-150 Lightning outside of its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, on May 19, 2021. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

One of the nation’s largest automakers is once again coming to the defense of the Biden administration’s efforts to cut tailpipe emissions from vehicles.

In a brief filed Wednesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Ford said it supports EPA’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gases and other emissions from heavy-duty vehicles.

The company’s motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the rule comes after the automaker last month told the court that EPA’s new rule for passenger cars and trucks would create a level regulatory playing field.

“Ford is committed to reducing emissions in its own fleet and scaling up its production of electric vehicles and hybrids,” the company said Wednesday in its D.C. Circuit brief.

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