Republican senators pushing to overturn EPA heavy-duty truck emissions rule

Posted on AllSides February 16th, 2023
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Thirty-four Republican senators on Thursday introduced a resolution seeking to overturn an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on heavy truck emissions through the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

The CRA allows lawmakers to reverse rules issued by the executive branch using a simple majority in both chambers of Congress. While the GOP recently took the majority in the House of Representatives, the effort, led by Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), would likely be doomed in the Democratic Senate.

In a statement, Fischer called the rule overly aggressive, saying it would create an incentive for...

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