Over 150 Congressmen Demand EPA Rescind New Standards

Dozens of congressional members are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to switch course on mandates phasing in new emissions standards. 

Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-Iowa) and Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) spearheaded a July 2 letter to the agency which was signed by 155 other members from both sides of Congress, saying that the new standards are on an aggressive timeline and would disrupt the trucking industry. 

“This rule will only further increase costs for American families, businesses, and rural communities while fueling more inflation,” reads the letter. “We need to give Americans a choice in the cars and trucks that they drive, and affordability and performance for the trucking industry is paramount.” 

These emissions standards would start with model year 2027 and continue phasing in until model year 2032, according to the rule, titled “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles – Phase 3.”