An automobile trade group continues trying to thwart state laws passed to curb greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, announcing it would appeal the Vermont court ruling validating that state\u2019s law mirroring California\u2019s vehicle emissions reduction statute. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers filed a notice of appeal in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City October 5. \u201cOur evidence clearly demonstrated that Vermont\u2019s regulation, which is based on California\u2019s regulation, is tantamount to a fuel economy standard,\u201d and preempted by federal law, stated the association. However, the Vermont state court disagreed last month, rejecting the preemption argument. The appeal is expected to be filed by October 26, said Wade Newton, Alliance spokesperson. The Alliance, which represents domestic and international carmakers, claims it supports fuel efficiency standards and promotes alterative fuel automobiles \u201cpowered by new energy sources.\u201d Calls for comments from the California Attorney General\u2019s and Governor\u2019s offices, which vigorously defend the state\u2019s greenhouse gas reduction laws, were not returned before press time.