WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Luther
Strange recently commented on the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency’s (EPA) decision to withdraw its proposed emission rule that would have
banned the usage of converted street vehicles for off-street racing.
“I am pleased the EPA listened to the many thousands of
Americans who would have been harmed by its proposed rule that would have
effectively shut down off-street racing in Alabama and across the country,” Strange
Strange noted his state was among the eight that called
on EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to drop the proposal.
“I am gratified that Administrator McCarthy has acted to
ensure that common sense prevails in its agency ruling making and that
motor sports does not become the latest victim of EPA bureaucratic overreach,”
The EPA released a statement that noted its support of
motor sports. It says its focus has been on companies that don’t play by
the rules and that make and sell products that disable pollution controls on
motor vehicles used on public roads.