Scott Pruitt

Glider trucks, EPA's full throttle attack on clean air

Glider trucks, EPA's full throttle attack on clean air

The term “glider truck” doesn’t sound especially nefarious, and, at one time, they weren’t. But here’s what they are and why Americans should be outraged that departing EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt gave — on the final day of his insufferable career of toadying to energy lobbyists and putting Americans’ health and environment at risk — the go-ahead for the creators of these so-called “super polluting” trucks to put many more on the road for no other reason than they are profitable to the handful of companies that make them.

Manufacturers, the best known of which is Tennessee-based Fitzgerald Glider Kits, scoop up 18-wheelers that are no longer roadworthy, rebuild their engines...

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