Before you can understand this article about EPA officials working against President’s rollback of EPA regulations, you need to know what a ‘glider’ is in the trucking industry. It is a form of recycling parts of a truck to create a safe and reliable truck. The reason that they are called Gliders is that the new part from the factor does not contain an engine or a transmission. They just glide out of the factory. Engines and transmissions are then recycled, rebuilt, and installed at a great saving in costs and steel. Here is how Volvo colluded with career EPA officials to stymie that business.
As Written and Reported By Michael Bastasch for the Daily Caller:
The plot thickens.
- Environmental Protection Agency career staff admitted a Volvo lobbyist helped them procure trucks for emissions testing
- That test was then later held up by Volvo to oppose the Trump administration’s plan to roll back Obama-era rule
- Agency staffers maintain the study’s results were “independent” of Volvo
The letter from EPA to lawmakers on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology over alleged collusion between career staff in Michigan and auto industry lobbyists to undermine efforts to repeal Obama-era regulations on gliders — trucks with refurbished engines installed into new chasses.
Volvo “expressed a willingness to assist with EPA’s acquisition of a glider vehicle for testing through its dealership network,” reads the letter. Volvo arranged for two glider trucks to be delivered to EPA, which were tested in late 2017.
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