State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley Township) issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to reject a proposed rule change that would have negatively impacted Ohio's motor sports industry:

“Earlier this month, I sponsored a bi-partisan resolution demanding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reject its proposal that would have devastated Ohio’s motor sports industry.

"I join Ohioans and motor sports fans in celebrating the news that the EPA has come to their senses, and backed away from this attempt at bureaucratic overreach. Alongside my colleagues, I will continue to defend this cherished pastime.

"The rejection of this proposal will help protect the jobs of Ohioans employed by our equipment manufacturers and racing venues.”

On April 7th, Senator LaRose introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 18, which received bipartisan support. The resolution called on the U.S. EPA administrator to retract proposed regulations concerning competitive race vehicles that are used solely for competition. On April 15th, the EPA dropped this proposed language from new federal vehicle emissions restrictions.

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