SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 14, April 7, 2016

State Attorneys General Oppose EPA’s Proposal to Ban Modified Racecars

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Attorneys general from eight states recently voiced their concerns about a proposed rule that would “expand the (EPA)’s statutory jurisdiction under the Clean Air Act” to prohibit the conversion of street cars into dedicated racecars, noting that it was “contrary to the law and would reverse decades of practice by the (EPA).”

SEMA commends Attorneys General Mike DeWine (Ohio), Patrick Morrisey (West Virginia), Leslie Rutledge (Arkansas), Luther Strange (Alabama), Jeff Landry (Louisiana), Bill Schuette (Michigan), Sam Olens (Georgia) and Adam Laxalt (Nevada) for their efforts to stop EPA overreach and to protect racing.

In a letter dated April 1 to the EPA, the attorneys general stated: “… we strongly urge the U.S. EPA to remove the aforementioned language referencing vehicles ‘used solely for competition’ from the final rule. Not only is this language inconsistent with the federal Clean Air Act, but any purported benefit from this change would pale in comparison to the economic damage caused by this regulation.”

Read the full letter.

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