This strategy is a blueprint for competitiveness that will unleash the economy and manufacturing’s outsized multiplier effect. Importantly, manufacturers’ aspirations—the four goals laid out in the pages that follow—are ones that all Americans who want to maintain our country’s economic advantage can rally around.
Manufacturers’ EPA Challenge to Be Heard Before Supreme Court
Washington, D.C., 10/15/13 - The U.S. Supreme Court announced it would accept the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and other associations’ petition challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of greenhouse gases. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement following the decision:
“Manufacturers are pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to review the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations from stationary sources—one of the most costly, complex and harmful regulatory issues facing manufacturers and threatening our global competitiveness. Without congressional engagement or approval, and through a severely flawed interpretation of the Clean Air Act, the EPA has invented an unauthorized regulatory universe that the agency itself admits leads to ‘absurd results.’ These regulations will be felt not only by the nation’s energy providers and manufacturers, but they also threaten to impose new stringent permitting requirements for millions of stationary sources, which will impact every aspect of our economy.”