The issue is their new rule that makes particulate emissions illegal. Yes dust.
Ban trucks or make them so expensive that only major big box stores can use them…
Sens. Vitter and Sessions write: “Maybe the biggest reason to slow down [EPA’s new PM2.5] rule is that the EPA is talking out of both sides of their mouth.
Media release and letter below. Click here for Senate EPW web site.
Vitter, Sessions Question EPA Air Regulation Rule Over Human Testing
February 5, 2013
Senator David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, and fellow Committee member Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) in a letter today urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review the science behind an economically significant new rule tightening the national ambient air quality standards for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and to hold off on implementation and enforcement.
“Maybe the biggest reason to slow down the new rule is that the EPA is talking out of both sides of their mouth. On one side exposure to it is deadly, and on the other they say human exposure studies are not harmful,” said Vitter. “It’s alarming how the EPA is purposefully and blatantly ignoring an ongoing investigation of the legality and therefore scientific legitimacy of the use of human testing. This is another example of the EPA continuing to pick and choose scientific ‘facts’ to support their overreaching agenda.”
The exposure of human test subjects to diesel exhaust emissions and concentrated airborne particles may have been done without using required protocols and proper consent. In the letter, the Senators noted their concern over EPA’s finalizing the PM2.5 rule without the Agency using the “best available science,” in addition to ignoring an ongoing EPA Office of Inspector General investigation into whether EPA properly followed applicable laws and procedures in its testing programs.
BAN DIESELS trucks is the goal and this is how they want to do it. Cooked up science.
You do know that practically everything you buy comes on diesel trucks, don’t you. Yes that’s everything at Walmart.