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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

Criticism of EPA is Elevated to an Unproductive Level
In a September 10th public comment, an EPA critic chided the collective agency as "dictatorial fascists" in response to a proposed rule, "Control of Emissions From Spark-Ignition Marine Vessels and Highway Motorcycles." This proposed rule supplements an earlier action to establish regulations for vehicular air pollution as required by the Clean Air Act. The first part of the effort included off-highway motorcycles. The critical author determines that the proposed rule will negatively impact Harley Davidson, whose engines emissions would violate the rule. The author threatens legal action from the Motorcycles Riders Foundation (MRF) and the ACLU if EPA adopts the rule. The EPA acknowledges that the rule will affect the industry, especially small businesses. The critic's rhetoric detracts from the otherwise sound prediction.

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