NAM Ad Highlights National Parks That Would Violate Clean Air Laws

Manufacturers Launch Multimillion-Dollar Campaign to Oppose Harmful Ozone Standard

Washington, D.C., July 28, 2015 – New ozone regulations proposed by the Obama Administration are so restrictive, even some of our country’s most iconic national parks will be considered in violation. If these pristine national treasures can’t meet the new standard, how can any community expect to comply?

That’s the question being asked in a new TV advertisement from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as part of a major new advocacy campaign highlighting the absurdity and negative impact of the new proposed rule. This multimillion-dollar campaign is set to run over the next two weeks on cable and broadcast television in the Washington, D.C., market and in key states over the next month (as well as in digital form and online).

“The President still has time to do the right thing for America’s job creators and workers, and he can start by giving local communities the time and space they need to implement the current, and still relatively new, standard,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Unfortunately, the new proposed ozone standard is so over the top, even places with no industrial activity for miles around will be considered noncompliant. There is a reason that hundreds of local and state officials and leaders from both parties and from across the country have stood up and spoken out on this critical issue. As their voices continue to amplify, it’s a message that the President and the EPA won’t be able to ignore.”

Many of the most iconic U.S. national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park and Yosemite, would be in nonattainment if the EPA lowered the ozone standard to 70 parts per billion (ppb). Additional parks throughout the United States would fall into nonattainment at 65 ppb. 

For more information about this campaign, the far-flung impacts of the proposed ozone rule and how it will impact manufacturers, visit our website at



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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