Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond offered an explanation this week why he joined 18 other Attorneys General in launching a legal challenge to the EPA’s approval of California’s ban of diesel powered big trucks.
“Extreme climate change crusaders are willing to do any amount of damage to the fossil fuels industry, regardless of the negative impact to Oklahomans and millions of other Americans,” said the Attorney General in a statement provided to OK Energy Today.
“I am pleased to join my colleagues across the nation in continuing the fight against the ceaseless federal overreach of the Biden Administration.”
The filing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia was led by Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird who contends California’s Advanced Clean Trucks regulation violates the Clean Air Act and other federal laws. Under California law, truckers will be forced to acquire electric trucks.
Bird and the other AGs contend it will in essence regulate trucking out of existence through mandating net-zero emissions standards according to the Iowa Torch.