Texas, 15 other states challenge EPA vehicle emissions rules

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FILE PHOTO: Vehicles line up for gasoline at the Fuel City service station in Dallas

WASHINGTON – Texas and 15 other states have challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s tougher vehicle emissions rules that seek to reverse a rollback issued under President Donald Trump.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a challenge joined by Ohio, Alabama, Arkansas, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah. The state of Arizona filed a separate legal challenge. The new EPA rules take effect later this year and require a 28.3% reduction in vehicle emissions through 2026.

(Reporting by David Shepardson)