Promote Glider Vehicle Deregulation in the EPA

In our continuing efforts to roll back regulatory red tape, FreedomWorks is urging members of Congress to sign onto an initiative started by Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.).

Late last year, Scott Pruitt and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule that would roll back emission standards and other rules for glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits. Gliders are wrecked or not roadworthy vehicles that are fixed up with separate engines and transmissions. This rulemaking was proposed because the Pruitt EPA interpreted the Clean Air Act to not include gliders under its definition of “new motor vehicles” or “incomplete motor vehicles.”

Unfortunately, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) struck down this proposed rulemaking. OMB claimed the EPA required a Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) for this rulemaking in order for it to be put into effect.

The Posey initiative urges OMB to waive this requirement for this proposed rule. The initiative also stipulates that there should, in actuality, be no need for such an analysis, as this is a deregulatory effort. Delaying such a deregulatory effort could jeopardize 22,000 jobs and cost the economy over a billion dollars.

We are asking for your support of Rep. Posey’s initiative as well. By signing onto the letter attached that his office has drafted to send to OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, Congress can play a key role in eliminating regulatory overreach and cutting red tape that stifles the American economy.


Adam Brandon,