March 29, 2024

Manchin Statement on New EPA Emissions Standards for Heavy Duty Trucks and Buses

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcing new emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses.

"This new heavy-duty vehicle emissions rule is another step in the agenda of the radical climate advisors at the White House to implement rules without regard for reasonability or feasibility, in this case on trucks and heavy equipment that drive our economy. Transitioning the nation’s trucking fleet on this timeline will require us to increase our dependence on China for critical minerals, batteries, and other materials for EV production, ceding more geopolitical ground to China. Bottom line: the higher costs for hard working truck drivers will mean higher costs for American consumers.