EPA reinstates limitations on dirty diesel 滑翔机 trucks

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为了扭转这一局面,美国环保署周四表示,它将对污染物进行强制限制。"滑翔机"货车 after all.

代理EPA管理员安德鲁·惠勒(Andrew Wheeler)对他的前任决定不执行奥巴马时代对肮脏的柴油大型钻机的规定感到不安。

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滑翔机卡车是新的半卡车车体和底盘,配备了早于排放控制的旧柴油发动机。这些卡车排放的致癌性颗粒物和氮氧化物的排放量最多是目前法律允许的新卡车的43倍,但与使用低污染新型发动机的卡车相比,它们的成本要低30-40,000美元。

它们的设计目的是为了从被撞毁的卡车中获得更长寿的引擎,但新兴的行业迅速兴起,以成千上万的价格出售它们,以取代新卡车。

Under the Obama Administration, the EPA set limits on production of the trucks, allowing each manufacturer to sell only 300 finished 滑翔机s a year.

读这个: Pruitt leaves poison pill at EPA for 滑翔机-truck emissions rule

在就职的最后一天,特朗普总统的第一任EPA行政长官斯科特·普鲁伊特(Scott Pruitt)推翻了奥巴马的裁决,称EPA不会在2019年底之前强制执行。

Pruitt resigned July 5 amid a cloud of administrative and personal scandals unrelated to the "滑翔机 rule."

EPA代理管理员安德鲁·惠勒

EPA代理管理员安德鲁·惠勒

据周四报道,惠勒在一份三页的备忘录中将其裁定推翻给了他的代表。 报告中 华盛顿邮报.

根据 发布, Wheeler said in the memo: "I have concluded that the application of the current regulations to the 滑翔机 industry does not represent the kind of extremely unusual circumstances that support the EPA’s use of enforcement discretion," referring to the EPA's long-held discretion to decide which environmental regulations to enforce and which not to.

不要错过: 假科学:大学不赞成研究EPA批准在美国批准旧的脏柴油"滑翔机"货车

据报道,该备忘录指出,该机构仅在极少数情况下中止执行,并在咨询了EPA律师和政策专家之后。

Pruitt's decision to suspend enforcement of the 滑翔机 rule was based on a discredited study by Tennessee Technological University, funded by Fitzgerald Gliders, the largest manufacturer of 滑翔机 trucks. The university later disavowed its own study.

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