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BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down Biden Administration’s Rule Regarding Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A federal judge in Kentucky has struck down a rule by the Biden administration mandating states to assess and disclose the greenhouse gas emissions produced by vehicles using the national highway system.

“With this victory in court, we’re slamming the brakes on the Biden Administration’s politics that make no sense,” said Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman.

Several states that filed lawsuits against the rule contended that it might hinder job growth and hinder potential economic advancement.

Judge Benjamin Beaton of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky halted the FHWA rule in a 26-page order and opinion released on April 1, deeming it “invalid” and “a statutorily unsupported and substantively capricious exercise of the [FHWA] Administrator’s rulemaking authority.”

Judge Beaton’s ruling only applies to the 21 plaintiff states, rather than being a nationwide injunction. Additionally, he has requested the involved parties to submit supplemental briefs “on the proper remedy” within three weeks, considering the possibility of conflicting mandates from other courts.

In response to the ruling, a spokesperson for the FHWA provided a statement to The Epoch Times via email, stating that the agency is currently reviewing the decision and planning its next course of action.

The spokesperson reiterated the agency’s dedication to backing the Biden administration’s climate objectives.

In another legal challenge against the identical emissions rule, a judge in Texas issued a ruling at the end of March to halt its enforcement within the Lone Star state.

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