EPA WITHDRAWS REGULATION ON MOTORSPORTS
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), representative of Charlotte Motor Speedway and Rockingham Dragway and co-author of legislation to combat EPA overreach into motorsports<http://hudson.house.gov/press-releases/hudson-mchenry-introduce-bill-to-stop-epa-racing-regulation1/>, released the following statement after the EPA withdrew its proposed racing regulation:
"The EPA's proposed racing regulation threatened the way of life for a lot of Americans who enjoy modifying cars for competition and a billion-dollar industry of aftermarket folks who make the parts," said Rep. Hudson. "After persistent and vocal opposition from myself, my colleagues and race car enthusiasts, I'm pleased to see that the EPA reconsidered. Like I promised when I found out about this ridiculous government overreach, we didn't just sound the alarm on this - we stopped it. This is a huge win for common sense, North Carolina jobs and the future of racing."
As a Member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, Rep. Hudson sent a letter<http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/gop-wants-answers-about-epa-rule-that-could-cripple-racing/article/2588341> to the EPA with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (MI-06) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) demanding answers on the EPA's proposed racing regulation. To read the letter, click here<https://hudson.house.gov/uploads/041216%20Letter,%20EPA%20Racecar%20Emissions%20Standards.pdf>.
In March, members of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a joint hearing<https://energycommerce.house.gov/hearings-and-votes/hearings/fiscal-year-2017-epa-budget> to examine EPA's 2017 budget with Administrator McCarthy as the sole witness. Rep. Hudson questioned Administrator McCarthy<https://hudson.house.gov/press-releases/hudson-questions-epa-on-racing-regulation/> on the proposed racing regulation. Click here<https://youtu.be/05CPy5rwp3c> to watch the video and here<https://hudson.house.gov/press-releases/hudson-questions-epa-on-racing-regulation/> to read excerpts from the hearing.
On March 8, Rep. Hudson joined Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) to introduce the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (H.R. 4715) to stop the EPA's proposed racing regulation.
To learn more about the RPM Act, click here<http://hudson.house.gov/press-releases/hudson-mchenry-introduce-bill-to-stop-epa-racing-regulation1/>. Further coverage of the bill's introduction is below:
"Proposed EPA rule on converted race cars worries some in industry<http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/proposed-epa-rule-on-converted-race-cars-worries-some-in/article_6c9ee6f0-4ace-5867-bc46-a52c642f4b24.html>," Winston Salem Journal, (03/12/2016) "Proposed EPA car-engine rule upsets NASCAR-country congressmen<http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article64983457.html>," Charlotte Observer, (03/09/2016) "New bill would kick EPA out of America's racetracks<http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/new-bill-would-kick-epa-out-of-racetracks/article/2585227>," Washington Examiner, (03/08/2016)