FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2016
Contact: Della Domingo
JUST IN: Key House Committee Chairman, Members Press EPA on Regulation that Threatens Racecars and Racing Industry
WASHINGTON (April 12, 2016) – U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfeld (R-KY), and Committee Member Richard Hudson (R-NC) sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy calling for more information on the agency’s proposed regulation that threatens the racing community and industry, and tens of thousands of American jobs.
SEMA applauds the Committee’s actions and its commitment to addressing this troubling example of government overreach.
The Members write, “We remain doubtful that this proposed policy change complies with Congressional intent, which we believe is to exempt racing vehicles from the Clean Air Act’s provisions. Therefore, we believe any proposed policy change of this magnitude warrants its own notice of proposed rulemaking, complete with all required environmental, economic, and statutory analyses to ensure full public examination of the proposal.” Read the full letter here.
Rep. Hudson is an original cosponsor of H.R. 4715, Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act, legislation that clarifies the Clean Air Act to explain that it has always been legal to modify a street vehicle into a racecar used exclusively at the track. Read more about the RPM Act here.
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $36 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,633 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909-610-2030, or visit www.sema.org.
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