Manufacturers See Groundswell of Opposition to Proposed Ozone Regulation

Manufacturers Take Campaign to States, While Senators and Mayors Speak Out

Washington, D.C., August 27, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued the following statement in response to growing opposition to the Obama Administration’s proposed ozone regulation:

“When the Obama Administration released its proposed ozone regulation, manufacturers immediately recognized its unreasonable costs and lack of balance and technological feasibility. Now, city by city and state by state, more and more governors, members of Congress, mayors and local leaders, Democrats, Independents and Republicans alike are voicing opposition to the Administration’s proposed ozone regulation and are listening to manufacturers’ concerns. In fact, just yesterday, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) voiced deep concerns that the proposed regulation ‘doesn’t make any sense,’ is ‘not going to work’ and that he would support a ‘rational outcome,’ a view the manufacturing community shares.

Manufacturers are job creators, and when a regulation like the proposed ozone standard threatens our ability to create jobs, drive our economic growth and continue to innovate, we are going to use all resources to stop it. Manufacturers stand in support of these governors, senators, representatives and mayors who understand our need for balanced regulations and oppose this rule.”

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