Manufacturers: Balance Is Needed for Costly Regulation

House Votes to Support Manufacturers Facing Proposed Ozone Regulation

Washington, D.C., July 8, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued the following statement after the House voted to defeat an amendment to the Interior Appropriations bill that would strip critical language preventing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing a new ozone standard until most U.S. counties meet the current standard:

“Today, the House stood with manufacturers to promote a more sensible approach to ozone regulations, supporting flexibility and reasonableness over costly and unnecessary new requirements. The EPA’s proposed ozone rule is an excessively costly and burdensome regulation that places a disproportionate weight on manufacturers. We need balanced policies that promote a clean environment while allowing for innovation and growth. This proposed ozone regulation fails to strike that balance.”

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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.