"Senate Votes To Overturn Biden Truck Pollution Limit"

"The Senate on Wednesday passed a Republican-led effort to undo a Biden administration rule that aims to cut pollution from heavy-duty trucks.

The vote was 50-49. Sen Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voted with Republicans to get rid of the rule. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who has been absent from the Senate amid health issues, did not vote.

The rule in question aims to cut down on emissions of pollutants called nitrogen oxides that can harm the respiratory system and are also components of acid rain. The EPA says it will prevent as many as 2,900 premature deaths and 18,000 fewer cases of childhood asthma annually by 2045. "

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill April 26, 2023.


"U.S. Senate Votes To Overturn Heavy Duty Truck Emissions Rules" (Reuters)

Source: The Hill, 04/27/2023