Car dealers file lawsuit against low emission vehicle standards 

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The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association has sued the state government over its new low-emission vehicle standards, alleging that they will hurt working families by increasing automobile prices, the Denver Post reports.

Colorado Senate Republicans released a statement supporting the lawsuit.

"The 200,000-plus Coloradans who purchase new vehicles each year were not represented in the Air Quality Control Commission rulemaking, so this lawsuit is not only timely but necessary," Sen. John Cooke, R-Greeley, says in the statement.

In other automobile-themed litigation news, Attorney General Phil Weiser announced that Colorado has joined a multi-state settlement with Fiat Chrysler, which will pay the state more than $1.8 million in civil penalties for cheating on emissions tests. Bosch, the engineering company that allegedly supplied the software allowing automobile manufacturers to cheat, will pay more than $3.2 million.


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