Manufacturers Urge Senators to Support McConnell Amendment to Restrain EPA

EPA’s Costly Regulation of Greenhouse Gases Will Raise Energy Prices and Cost Jobs

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued the following statement today on Senate Minority Leader McConnell’s (R-KY) amendment to the Small Business Bill:  

“Manufacturers continue to believe the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) overregulation of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) on stationary sources will put high -paying manufacturing jobs at risk and prevent further economic recovery. We urge senators to pass this important amendment to prevent continued uncertainty, likely job losses, rising energy prices and additional administrative costs on manufacturers.

Manufacturers support a comprehensive federal climate policy within a framework that will cause no economic harm, while granting sufficient time to deploy low-carbon technologies, such as carbon capture and sequestration, renewable energy and a renewed and large-scale deployment of nuclear power plants. We encourage Congress to have a substantive and realistic debate regarding GHG regulation before the EPA implements costly protocols on emissions from stationary sources, which will include manufacturing facilities.
If left unchecked, these EPA regulations will only discourage any long-term investments necessary to grow jobs and expedite economic recovery, placing America at a disadvantage in the global marketplace.”

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