The battle against the proposed changes to the Clean Air Act has taken a new turn recently as seven states have sent letters to the agency asking that they stop pursuing the proposed changes. State attorneys from Michigan, Louisiana, West Virginia, Ohio, Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia have all signed onto the letter that talks plainly about the adverse economic impact that the rules would have along with the squashing of a national pastime.
West Virgia State Attorney Patrick Morrissey said, “This rule effectively makes modifying a vehicle for purposes of racing illegal, “Morrisey said. “That will destroy jobs and end a pastime Congress specifically protected under the Clean Air Act. Any purported benefit gained by EPA would pale in comparison to the economic damage it will cause.”
We of course agree with this line of thinking along with the belief that these changes clearly overstep the authority of the EPA and delve straight into a place that was protected very specifically ad the creation of the clean air act itself back in the early 1970s. We will continue to follow this story until it reaches a conclusion and will keep you updated with any and all information as we get it.
Now, what can you do to help? You can click the link below where in about one minute’s time you can contact your local legislators and let your opinion and voice be heard on this topic. You enter your information, the correct legislators are located and then a letter is sent in their direction. It may feel like a very small thing but it is huge in any and every way that you can imagine. The only way that we will eventually defeat these flawed ideas is to stand up to them and make it well known that we will not passively stand by and allow our hobby, living, lifestyle, and passions ripped from beneath our feet without a fight.