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It was just as strongly opposed by an unusual alliance of public health groups like the American Lung Association, environmental groups like the Environmental Defense Fund and major industry players like United Parcel Service, the largest truck fleet owner, and Volvo Group, one of the largest truck manufacturers.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has suspended through the end of 2019 a cap on the number of glider kits that a single builder may produce, the agency told Transport Topics July 9.

In November 2017, the agency proposed to repeal certain emissions requirements for gliders. Glider trucks were introduced as a way to recycle older truck parts like engines from trucks damaged in accidents, but, as pollution controls on newer engines improved, some truck buyers saw them as a way to save on more expensive pollution controls that can reduce fuel economy. She noted that one option the agency is considering is extending to December 31, 2019 the compliance date for the 300-unit limit.

Pruitt stepped down from his post on Thursday and was succeeded by deputy administrator Andrew Wheeler on an acting capacity.

Gov. Pete Ricketts said in a statement that Pruitt helped decrease red tape that had previously harmed Nebraska businesses.

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The Nebraska Sierra Club is among the environmental groups that welcomed the resignation. But that move came only after Fitzgerald donated tens of thousands of dollars to Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., who is a candidate for governor there, and who asked Pruitt to reverse the rule. In 2018, those manufacturers were limited to no more than 300 gliders.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is now out, brought down by a cascade of personal indiscretions.

Executives at Fitzgerald did not respond Friday to a request for comment.

A CNN investigation released shortly before Pruitt's departure last week revealed his aides kept "secret" calendars to hide controversial entries, such as meetings with industries regulated by EPA, according to a former EPA official.

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