American truckers are beloved across the nation and they do a lot of unseen work to ensure that we have all of our luxuries at hand when we want them.
They have now been hit by a shocking Obama plan which could devastate their industry.
According to The Daily Caller, the EPA just announced on Tuesday that it had yet again made changes to the fuel emissions standards that govern big rig semi-trucks, large work trucks, vans and buses, all in the name of fighting the ever-elusive “climate change.”
Of course, many in the trucking industry will find it incredibly difficult and costly to meet these strict new standards that take effect in 2018, especially when they are already struggling to meet the heightened standards just put in place a few years ago.
This is particularly true for small businesses and independent truckers, so the administration has given them an “out” that reeks of Chicago-style extortion.
Yes, the EPA has instituted a special fine that can be paid by those who fail to comply with the new standards, allowing them to continue their business operations, for a price. There is no word on exactly how this fine will magically make their vehicles no longer pollute or be considered harmful to the environment.
Sadly, it actually took pressure from Congress for the EPA to even offer the extortionary non-compliance fine, as they were apparently content to simply put out of business those companies and independent truckers unwilling or unable to upgrade their vehicles to meet the increasingly high bar set by the agency.
What are your thoughts on this?