EPA Doohickey Stops Ambulance on the Way to Emergency Room

by Dave Blount | June 3, 2013 1:47 pm

Of the many ways environmental extremism affects our well-being, few are as direct as stopping ambulances on the way to the emergency room:

A vehicle emissions reduction device, which is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency, forced an ambulance to shut down while carrying a suspect who was shot by Washington, D.C., police.

The EPA mandated device is meant to reduce diesel emissions and is required to be placed on all newer model diesel vehicles. The device can burn off diesel toxins automatically or manually, but if neither of those happen during the “re-generating cycle,” warning lights pop on and the vehicle is eventually forced to shut down.

DC Fire Deputy Chief John Donnelly says dealing with federal regulations can be a challenge, but…

“We’re not in a position to fight the EPA regulations and we’re not even going to try.”

Another ambulance had to pick up the suspect, who was then pronounced DOA at Howard University Hospital. I’m sure the polar bears appreciate his sacrifice.

Another glorious triumph for ecofascism.

On a tip from Dan Feely. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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