Message to the Senate Returning Without Approval Legislation Regarding Congressional Disapproval of an Environmental Protection Agency Rule Relating to the Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles
To the Senate of the United States:
I am returning herewith without my approval S.J. Res. 11, a resolution that would disapprove the rule entitled "Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards."
This rule amends the Environmental Protection Agency's heavy-duty emissions control program—including its standards, test procedures, and other requirements—to further reduce the air quality impacts of heavy-duty engines. The rule cuts pollution, boosts public health, and advances environmental justice in communities across the country. It will prevent hundreds, if not thousands, of premature deaths; thousands of childhood asthma cases; and millions of missed school days every year.
The resolution would deny communities these health benefits by resulting in weaker emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles and engines, which are significant sources of pollutants that threaten public health. If enacted, the resolution would squander $36 billion in benefits to society—and an opportunity to lead on the defining crisis of our time.
Therefore, I am vetoing this resolution.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR.
The White House,
June 14, 2023.
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Joseph R. Biden, Message to the Senate Returning Without Approval Legislation Regarding Congressional Disapproval of an Environmental Protection Agency Rule Relating to the Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/363205