The new truck industry is pulling out all the stops to kill off glider trucks. It thought the Obama EPA had accomplished the task. But the Trump EPA is now undoing the Obama rule and the new truck industry is breaking china. I have never seen anything like this in my 27+ years of work on EPA issues. Check this out.
If you don’t know what a glider truck is read this.
For background on the glider truck saga, read my January 12 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.
Last week, the new truck industry enlisted the New York Times in its bid to stop the Trump repeal of the Obama rule.
Bogus controversy has been generated over a Tennessee Tech University (TTU) study commissioned by Fitzgerald Glider Kits to test glider truck emissions. It appears that TTU-affiliated environmental activists, unhappy with the test results, pressured the principal investigator to accuse himself (you read that right) of scientific misconduct. Click for the February 26 Fitzgerald letter to Tennessee Tech about this.
JunkScience.com has learned that Jed Mandel of the Engine Manufacturers Association is meeting with the EPA Inspector General’s Office on March 2 in order to request an IG investigation of the ongoing repeal of the glider truck rule — because it’s illegal to change whatever the Obama EPA did?
More details to come on swamp efforts to kill off glider trucks. Stay tuned.
March 1, 2018 at 09:55AM