Jurisdiction: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin
Multiple states joined in lawsuit challenging DOE failure to create energy efficiency standards for consumer appliances. Petitioners pointed to the statutory mandate contained in the EPCA and the absence of efficiency standards for 22 product categories. In 2007, the parties agreed to a consent decree which set out a schedule for the enactment and revision of the energy efficiency standards.
Several of the states involved in this action also participated in a subsequent action to compel DOE to update energy efficiency standards for energy-intensive consumer products.
Citation: New York v. Bodman, No. 05 Civ. 7807, (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 07, 2005)