Since 1970, when the EPA and NHTSA were created, you have fought tooth-and-nail every advancement and improvement in your industry.
In doing so, you've wasted untold billions of dollars and the efforts of thousands of your smartest and highest-paid employees.
(of a story or event) not narrated or recounted.
"no event, however boring, is left untold"
fight tooth and nail
to try very hard to get something you want:
We fought tooth and nail to get the route of the new road changed.