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REASON: EPA Putting Red Light on Amateur Car Racing: New at Reason
EPA Putting Red Light on Amateur Car Racing: New at Reason
Reason Staff|Mar. 20, 2016 10:00 am
EPA officials said they are "clarifying" emissions law, yet the Clean Air Act has long exempted non-road vehicles used in competition. The agency has not made a similar move against NASCAR or other professional race circuits.
"The EPA cannot assume powers that Congress hasn't given," Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, said at an Oversight Subcommittee hearing Tuesday. Smith accused the agency of "unlawful regulation (conducted) without proper notice."
"The federal government has no place testing emissions at private tracks," McHenry told the subcommittee.