WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Western Caucus Chair Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) joined Senator Deb Fischer and 32 of their Senate colleagues in introducing legislation overturning a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adding new regulations on heavy-duty vehicle emissions. The EPA’s latest rule is another gut punch to our already stressed supply chain and would have negative impacts on small businesses across Wyoming.
“When you increase the cost of a new heavy-duty truck, you end up increasing the prices that people in Wyoming pay for essential goods,” said Senator Lummis. “This overly burdensome rule from the EPA would cause incredible harm to not only the trucking industry but our supply chain. Amidst record inflation, the Biden administration should be focused on implementing policies that help reduce costs for the American people instead of pushing Green New Deal priorities.
”The EPA finalized its rule on new emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles on December 20, 2022 as part of the Clean Air Act. The rule would go into effect on March 27, 2023. The EPA estimates it would cost an additional $2,568 to $8,304 per vehicle following this new standard. Last November, Senator Lummis signed a letter pushing the EPA to avoid implementing such harsh emissions regulations to preserve Wyoming’s crucial trucking industry and keep our supply chain intact.
To read the full text of the resolution, click here.