City's Plan to Push Cabs into the "Green" Shot Down By Judge, Again
They drew the same judge, Paul Crotty, who had nixed an earlier hybridization plan, and today he did the same to this one. Crotty said that rules and regulations regarding car emissions and mileage were for the federal government to decide, and could not be circumvented by local ordinances, even to make them more restrictive.
Crotty said he liked the general idea, though, and invited the city to restrict new medallions to hybrid cars instead. The city's counsel isn't satisfied with that, thinks the judge misread the intent of the federal law, and says New York is "exploring our legal options."