A federal appeals court has ruled against the Trump administration's move to delay a regulation that increased fines against automakers for cars that violate fuel economy standards, reports The Hill.
The New York City-based Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a move by the U.S. Department of Transportation that indefinately delayed increased penalties included with the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program.
The three-judge panel's ruling will include a full opinion at a future time.
In 2016, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, which falls under U.S. DOT, increased existing fines to $14 for each 0.1 mile per gallon that each car exceeds the standards. The prior fine was $5.50.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said earlier this month that Obama-era greenhouse gas emissions rules for cars should be eased because they are too strict.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet