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Oil lobby groups sue over Biden EV push

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🗞️ Driving the news: Oil and gas lobbying groups are suing the Biden administration over a new EPA rule that aims to shift new car sales toward electric vehicles (EVs)
• The American Petroleum Institute, along with other industry groups, has filed one lawsuit, and a second suit has been filed by energy-related groups, challenging the EPA's authority

🔭 The context: The EPA rule sets new emission limits for automakers, with projections that 56% of new car sales could be electric and 13% plug-in hybrids by 2032
• The oil and gas groups argue the rule exceeds EPA's congressional authority and could negatively impact consumers and workers

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The EPA's initiative is intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality, contributing to the fight against climate change by decreasing reliance on gas-powered vehicles

⏭️ What's next: The legal challenges will proceed through the courts, determining whether the EPA's rule will stand or be overturned, potentially impacting the future direction of U.S. vehicle emissions standards and EV adoption

💬 One quote: “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,” said Ryan Meyers, senior vice president and general counsel of the petroleum group

📈 One stat: The EPA projects that the rule could result in 56% of new car sales being electric and 13% being plug-in hybrids by 2032

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