Manufacturers and Businesses: Listen to Our Mayors on Ozone

Associations Send Letter to President Urging Balance for Ozone Regulation

Washington, D.C., June 19, 2015 – The National Association of Manufacturers, along with 99 associations and business groups representing businesses, employees and manufacturers from nearly every industry and every state across the country, sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to retain the current standard for ground-level ozone.

As mayors across the United States gather to hear from President Obama on key issues facing their cities and towns, our nation’s businesses and manufacturers need balance. The proposed stricter ozone regulation, likely to be the most expensive ever, is not the answer.

“The objectives of this regulation are important: ensuring clean and safe air for the public and environment. We are committed to these objectives. However, the simple fact is that we have reached a point with this particular policy that regulatory flexibilities are diminishing and technological feasibility is lacking. We are committed to striving for additional improvements in environmental protection, but we need policies that allow us to grow, innovate and unlock the next generation of technological breakthroughs,” the letter stated.

“In the name of promoting the critical balance of a clean environment and a strong economy, we urge you to follow the lead set by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities and National Association of Regional Councils in their March 17, 2015, letter and instruct the EPA to retain the existing 2008 ground-level ozone standard, which has still not been fully implemented.”

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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

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