Vermont’s Attorney General is objecting to the lowering the EPA emission standards. Attorney General Thomas J. Donovan, Jr., announced Tuesday that Vermont has joined 12 attorneys general in sending a letter to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing the Agency’s position on vehicle emission standards. The attorneys general object to the EPA’s position on the midterm evaluation of federal standards for greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light-duty trucks. The letter promises that the States will take necessary action if the EPA attempts to roll back these important standards.
Joining Vermont in the letter were the Attorneys General of Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, as well as the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection