Protecting Racecars from the EPA?

Could it really happen? Could the Environmental Protection Agency put a cramp in one of your favorite weekend pastimes?

Congressman Henry Cuellar is among those hoping it won’t happen.

Cuellar has co-sponsored the Recognizing Protection of Motorsports Act. The measure would block any attempts the EPA might make at regulating through the Clean Air Act modified motor vehicles used in racing.

In a statement, the Congressman said the Agency is trying to use the act to do just that. Cuellar said Congress never intended for race cars to be regulated under the Clean Air Act–and, the measure–if passed–would require the EPA to apply the law as passed.


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