EU COURT OVERTURNS COMMISSION'S INCREASED LIMITS ON VEHICLE NOX EMISSIONS

12/17/2018

On December 13, a European Union (EU) court partly overturned the European Commission's 2016 regulatory amendment that raised the limits on nitrogen oxide emissions from cars and vans, in a complaint brought by city authorities from Paris, Brussels, and Madrid. The General Court determined that the part of the amendment that increased nitrogen oxide limits exceeded the Commission's authority and broke EU human rights and other laws. The court gave the Commission one year to revise the amendment to avoid legal uncertainty over decisions already made by consumers and automakers. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-autos-emissions-eu/eu-court-backs-cit….