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.