Congressman Fred Keller co-sponsors ‘RPM Act’ to protect PA motorsports

May 20, 2021
Press Release
Legislation would permanently exempt race cars from EPA regulation under the Clean Air Act

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) sponsored a bill that would permanently exempt motor vehicles used as race cars from regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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H.R. 3281, also known as the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act, seeks to protect the motorsports industry by ensuring vehicles used solely for the purpose of competition are not subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act, in keeping with the law’s original intent.


After the EPA issued a proposed rule in 2016 to regulate the emissions of racing vehicles, racers and fans across Pennsylvania expressed concerns about its impact on the state’s motorsports industry. Although this proposed rule was eventually withdrawn, the RPM Act would permanently affirm the rights of competitive racers to modify their vehicles for exclusive track use without risking EPA enforcement.


On the legislation, Congressman Keller made the following statement:


“Motorsports represent a vital part of our local economy and a key component of Pennsylvania’s rich automotive heritage and culture. Our district is home to the Selinsgrove Speedway, Clinton County Motor Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, Beaver Springs Dragway, and thousands of racing fans—myself included. I am proud to sign onto the RPM Act as an original cosponsor to shield motorsports from unnecessary federal regulation and safeguard the future of this important American industry.”


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