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    • White House to slash EPA budget for vehicle testing by 99%

      The Trump administration continues to trim the fat and there is plenty of fat to spare at the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). The administration plans to virtually eliminate federal funding for EPA emissions and mileage testing.


      Do not shed any tears for the EPA. This is the same agency that attempted to stop you from modifying your own car and fine you $37,500.00 if they deemed a car is out out compliance. Yes, even a race car or just something you tinker with in your garage.

      The EPA has an ally in CARB which is already fighting the White House on emissions regulations and how that battle shakes out remains to be seen.

      The Trump administration has also proposed eliminating 50 EPA programs as well as reducing the EPA budget by over 30% entirely.

      An EPA spokesperson had the following to say:

      We know we can effectively serve the taxpayers and protect the environment. While many in Washington insist on greater spending, EPA is focused on greater value and real results
      Kind of hard to believe that statement when the EPA constantly expanded and tried to secure more funding. Not to mention directly attempting to fine car enthusiasts and force their policies on the taxpayer.

      It looks like the bloated eco-monster that was the EPA is finally being reigned in.

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      Comments 4 Comments
      1. j_hynson's Avatar
        j_hynson -
        Who was it that dumped all that pollution into the river and it didn't spend more than 24 hours on the news yet has the audacity to go after people with fines?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by j_hynson Click here to enlarge
        Who was it that dumped all that pollution into the river and it didn't spend more than 24 hours on the news yet has the audacity to go after people with fines?
        The EPA?

        This is what really gets to me. Bullying people into bankruptcy using endless government resources: http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059961773
      1. csu87's Avatar
        csu87 -
        Just another overly bloated government agency getting curtailed. Hopefully this becomes common place, but there will always be those that think the environment can be "fixed" via regulations.
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by j_hynson Click here to enlarge
        Who was it that dumped all that pollution into the river and it didn't spend more than 24 hours on the news yet has the audacity to go after people with fines?
        That happened here in Colorado and was some bull$#@!. Heads should have rolled. They've caused more damage than they've prevented. Good riddance.

        -Rich