AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation filed two lawsuits in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging EPA’s stringent new rules governing greenhouse gas emissions from trucks and cars. Together, the two rules require that at least 30% of trucks and 70% of cars be all-electric by 2032. The rules essentially mandate the mass electrification of trucks and cars throughout the United States within eight years.

“EPA does not have the legal authority to require the wholesale electrification of trucks and cars. The rules are not only inconsistent with the Clean Air Act—they are unconstitutional,” according to Ted Hadzi-Antich, a Senior Attorney with TPPF’s Center for the American Future. “In promulgating the illegal rules, EPA ignores the obvious fact that there is woefully insufficient infrastructure in the nation to support the break-neck pace set by EPA for switching from fossil fuels to electricity. In the process, EPA restricts the freedom of ordinary Americans to choose their preferred modes of transportation. Congress never gave EPA that kind of expansive authority over individual liberty.”

TPPF represents the Western States Trucking Association and the Construction Industry Air Quality Coalition, two trade associations whose members are directly and adversely impacted by the new rules.

To read the petitions for review, click here and here.


Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin that aims to foster human flourishing by protecting and promoting liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility. The Center for the American Future defends the Constitution through legal opposition to government overreach. The Center launches legal challenges at the administrative, district, and appellate court levels on behalf of ordinary people whose lives, liberty, and property are threatened by government action in defiance of the Constitution.