Manufacturers: One-Step-Forward, Two-Steps-Back Policies Stunt Growth

Manufacturers Need an All-of-the Above Energy Plan

Washington, D.C., March 20, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers Vice President of Energy and Resource Policy Ross Eisenberg issued the following statement on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hydraulic fracturing regulations for federal lands:

“Manufacturers across the United States are experiencing a resurgence, fueled by the American energy revolution and this newest regulation from the BLM not only stands to halt the potential for shale energy on federal lands, but also the potential to create over one million manufacturing jobs.  States are already effectively and safely regulating hydraulic fracturing and new federal rules will add additional bureaucracy, more confusion and unnecessary time delays.

“Manufacturers call on the President to embrace an energy policy that allows us to thrive, as opposed to one-step-forward, two-steps-back policies like the one released today.”

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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.

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