SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 15, April 14, 2016

White House Petition Does Not Solve Problem of EPA Overreach; Action on RPM Act Necessary to Resolve Controversy

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Earlier this year, nearly 170,000 racing enthusiasts and industry stakeholders rallied to tell the White House to stop an overreaching regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Obama Administration’s “We the People Team” recently responded, noting that the EPA is still considering the proposed standards and that the issue is still in review. But the battle to save our racecars and the performance industry isn’t over. Now, it’s time to tell the U.S. Congress to protect our industry from government overreach.

As the EPA continues to consider its proposal, the U.S. Congress has introduced the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act, legislation which—if enacted into law—will ensure that street vehicles can continue to be modified for the race track. Even if the EPA removes the provision to prohibit the conversion of motor vehicles into racecars from its regulation, the RPM Act is the only way to guarantee that the practice of modifying street vehicles into dedicated racecars is protected now and in the future.

The future of motorsports rides on this legislation. We need you to contact your legislators and tell them to support the RPM Act. Take a minute to visit www.sema.org/RPMAct and write your legislators. Every letter counts!

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