G. McConway
May 25, 2023

Four Dems Join GOP to End Biden’s Crackdown on Gas-Powered Trucks

Joe Biden is hell-bent on crushing fossil fuels, which includes the operation of gas-powered engines.

He is doing this with zero plan in place for alternatives in key areas, such as transportation.

That is why Speaker McCarthy (R-CA) was able to find four Democrats with common sense that are ready to overturn Biden's rule and leave gas-powered trucks on the road, reports The Hill.

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Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), who is on the House Transportation Committee's Highways and Transit subcommittee, led the effort in the House.

He stated, "Folks, I want to be crystal clear today, Woke bureaucrats in Washington are on a climate justice crusade using the heavy hand of government to go after the trucking industry that keeps America moving. And in the last three decades, we've made significant, significant strides in the right direction to decrease emissions and increase efficiency.

"The EPA unilaterally imposed this detrimental rule which could lead to a litany of further supply chain disruptions across the country, hit the smaller mom-and-pop trucking companies the hardest and pass along increased costs to the American consumer. This is exactly why it is imperative that the House passes this joint resolution to nullify this burdensome regulation," reports Fox News.

Democrats, of courses, pushed back, with Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) stating, "The trucking industry is a leading source of this dangerous air pollution. And it is especially dangerous for the 72 million Americans who live near truck freight routes across the United States. The EPA rule will cut NOx pollution from these vehicles by nearly half in 2045.

"The Republican CRA that we are debating this afternoon would abandon all of the public health, economic, and environmental justice benefits that come with the EPA rule."

The EPA finalized this new rule in December, calling it the "strongest-ever national clean air standards to cut smog- and soot-forming emissions from heavy-duty trucks."

What the EPA did not do, however, was take into account how this would impact small trucking businesses, of which quite a bit of the supply chain relies on. This would have likely put many of them out of business, hurting the economy and risking massive supply chain issues.

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