NAM Statement on Ozone Standards Ruling

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg released this statement in response to the D.C. Circuit Court ruling on the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 regulation lowering ozone limits under the Clean Air Act:

“While we are disappointed that the court disagreed with our arguments on the 2008 standard, we strongly agree with its decision that further reductions in ozone limits are unnecessary. Though the majority of communities in the United States are at or near attainment under currently implemented standards, continuing to move the goalposts will have substantial negative impacts on the broader economy. These impacts will be damaging particularly for manufacturers and other energy-intensive industries in the United States. We urge the Administration to abandon efforts to change these standards further.”

The NAM is a member of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Litigation Group, which was listed as a petitioner in the case.

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