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Congress overturns nitrogen oxide emissions rule for trucks

May 23, 2023

Congress on Tuesday approved a joint resolution overturning a Biden administration rule that truckers say will be too costly for drivers and their customers — but President Joe Biden is expected to veto the resolution.

The resolution, approved by the U.S. Senate in April, repeals the Environmental Protection Agency’s emissions regulation that went into effect in March that severely limits nitrogen oxide (NOx) and other ground-level pollution from heavy duty truck engines, beginning in model year 2027.

EPA estimates that by 2045, the rule will result in $29 billion in annual net benefits, including costs associated with fewer hospital admissions related to cardiovascular complications and millions fewer cases of asthma symptoms and allergies.

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