Biden’s Plan to End Gas-Powered Freight Vehicles is Rejected

( – The climate-change narrative, which posits that mankind is primarily responsible for the greenhouse gases and emissions that will ultimately destroy the planet if they are not rapidly reduced to near zero, continues to wreak havoc and destruction on the nation’s infrastructure as left-wing politicians dream up new ways to impose wildly unrealistic targets on the rest of the country.

One particularly egregious plan, dreamt up by Democrats and enthusiastically supported by President Joe Biden, targeted tailpipe emissions of the heavy-duty vehicles that transport the nation’s freight around the country.

However, the proposed regulation, details of which were finalised in December 2022 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have been comprehensively rejected by a 221-203 vote in the House. Surprisingly, four Democrats voted in favour of the resolution which rejected the regulation, despite the shroud-waving by the usual left-wing suspects who claimed, among other things, that there would be up to 2,900 excess deaths annually if the regulation was not approved.

The resolution to reject the regulation was introduced by Representative Troy Nehls, (R-Texas), who noted that what he called “woke bureaucrats” in Washington were using the heavy hand of government to embark on a “climate justice crusade” that would decimate the trucking industry.

Over the last three decades, he said, significant progress had been made in the right direction to increase efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. However, the unilateral imposition of the regulation by the EPA would hit thousands of small family trucking businesses who would not be able to afford the cost of the new technology that would be required, resulting in a vastly reduced trucking network that would be unable to cope with the volume of freight required.

Despite the success of the resolution, President Biden has vowed to use his veto to prevent it taking effect, and the analysis of voting patterns suggests that there may not be enough votes available in both chambers to override such a veto.

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