quinta-feira, novembro 15, 2007

Defeat, Deduct, Defence, Detail & ... Denial

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De feet of de duck went over de fence before de tail.

"Under the rejected rule, the average fuel economy of light trucks was to rise to 23.5 miles a gallon in 2010, up from the current standard of 22.5 m.p.g., but still well below the current standard for passenger cars of 27.5 m.p.g."


"As for the latest court ruling, Charles Miller, a spokesman for the Justice Department, said: “We’re in the process of reviewing the decision and we will consider all of our options” — among them is appealing the case to the Supreme Court."

     Court Rejects Fuel Standards on Trucks, Source.

"I concur in the conclusions by the majority on all points, with the exception of its conclusion in Section III.A.4. I would not find that the NHTSA acted arbitrarily or capriciously in failing to adopt a backstop for a minimum level of average fuel economy."

     Eugene E. Siler, Jr. (dissenting opinion).

Full text of decision: (pdf!!) (if the link goes dead send me an email, I kept a copy).