EPA Sued Over Off-Road Vehicle Emissions

Environmental groups wants cleaner snowmobile and similar off-road vehicle engines.

Published: 11-Jan-2003

> Environmental groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its newest antipollution regulations for snowmobiles and other off-road vehicles.

The groups, Bluewater Network in San Francisco and Environmental Defense, charged that the regulations violate the Clean Air Act because they don't require the use of cleaner engines, already on the market, that drastically reduce emissions.

"By allowing the indefinite sale of dirty two-stroke engines in snowmobiles, backing off on catalytic converters for all-terrain vehicles and failing to regulate noise pollution, we'll sacrifice air quality, public health and wildlife," said Bluewater's executive director, Russell Long.

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