New York and 17 other states have moved to intervene in a lawsuit over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to allow California to set its own standards for greenhouse-gas emissions by automobiles.

In a statement Friday, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the states are seeking to intervene in an action brought in September by the National Automobile Dealers Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

"Our opposition to this lawsuit is based on states' rights - the right of New York and other states to take common-sense steps to protect their environment, public health and economy from being devastated by continued, unchecked global warming," Cuomo said.

The states are: New York, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

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