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President expected to veto House, Senate’s cancellation of tough truck emissions rules

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The House voted to cancel the tough emissions regulation for commercial trucks on Tuesday, but the decision is expected to be overruled. 

The House vote comes on Tuesday, May 23rd after the Senate voted to overturn the rule in April. The rule will now be sent to President Joe Biden, who is expected to veto the cancellation, reported CNN. While there is a potential for a veto-override, it would require a two-thirds vote in both chambers, which is not expected to occur. 

The new emissions standards were adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency in December and set standards that are “significantly more stringent and that cover a wider range of heavy-duty engine operating conditions compared to today’s standards.”

The regulations have been described as “catastrophic” and unaffordable for the trucking industry.

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