CC BY 2.0 Kārlis Dambrāns Big Auto is increasingly coming up against Big Tech. Most TreeHuggers know that Big Auto is busy opposing fuel efficiency standards , even as they claim to be preparing for an electric future. Fortunately, they are not the only corporate special interest group with skin in the game. Lyft—who recently got in our good books for launching "Green Mode" —are putting their corporate funding where their PR mouth is. They are taking the government to court. Specifically, reports The Hill , they are backing a lawsuit brought by several other likeminded entities to challenge the EPA’s efforts to roll back fuel efficiency requirements. Here’s how the company justified its opposition in its brief: “Lyft relies on EPA’s greenhouse gas standards both to reduce fuel costs for drivers and to help make its rides carbon-neutral. Drivers that use Lyft need fuel-efficient cars to make the service more economic, and both Lyft and its riders count on that fuel efficiency to reduce costs and protect the environment.” Of course, the cynical progressive among us might argue that it’s a bit rich for Lyft to be talking up the economic needs of drivers while it is also […]


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