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.
House Energy Legislation Protects Manufacturers and Their Employees
Manufacturers Urge Senate to Act Now on Critical Legislation
Washington, D.C., 03/06/14 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued this statement after passage of H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act, which would improve the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) greenhouse gas (GHG) regulatory agenda to protect a diverse energy mix critical to manufacturers:
“As users of one-third of the nation’s energy, manufacturers applaud the bipartisan House vote to direct the EPA to carry out its GHG regulations in a way that allows fossil fuels to remain a fundamental part of a true ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy. We can protect the environment and still ensure manufacturers have reliable and affordable energy, but only if the EPA begins to take a more reasonable path forward on these regulations. Manufacturers urge the Senate to act soon to ensure the EPA hears this message loud and clear.”
The NAM serves as co-chair for the Partnership for a Better Energy Future, which includes groups representing consumers and businesses from sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, refining and mining. The Partnership is the leading voice in support of a unified strategy and message in response to the Obama Administration’s GHG regulatory agenda. To learn more about the Partnership, click here.
To view the NAM’s Key Vote letter on H.R. 3826, click here.