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Senate votes to revoke tougher EPA emissions regulation for trucks!

Republicans complain that the Biden administration's heavy-duty truck emissions rule is too onerous, therefore the Senate voted Wednesday to repeal it. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the lone Democrat to join Republicans in voting, and the result was 50-49. Republicans invoked the Congressional Review Act, which enables them to get around the majority-ruling Democrats in the house and demand a floor vote to overturn the regulation. The proposal is anticipated to pass the House, but it is improbable that either house could overcome President Joe Biden's anticipated veto. The Environmental Protection Agency's final rule, which was approved in December, establishes "new emission standards that are significantly more stringent and that cover a wider range of heavy-duty engine operating conditions compared to today's standards." The stricter rules, according to Mitch McConnell, would drive up the price of new vehicles dramatically and damage trucking companies.

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Senate votes to revoke tougher EPA emissions regulation for trucks

The vote was 50-49, with Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia the only Democrat to vote with Republicans.

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  • George Kariuki

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    This is a disappointing setback for efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

    • Peter Kamau

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      This is crazy. Loosening the grip will have grievous impacts on the environment and is sickening to see a majority vote in favor...

      • Daniel Waweru

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        Climate action is an action that we should all unite

        • Tabitha Kimani

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          The war against climate change has nothing to do with party affiliations. If the boat sinks, we all sink.

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