New Statewide Colorado Ad Spot Warns of Costly EPA Ozone Regulation

Washington D.C., August 11, 2015 – A statewide Colorado television spot launched today by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) highlights the costly economic impact the state will feel from the Obama Administration’s proposed ozone regulation.


“Colorado has long been a leader in balancing economic growth with environmental stewardship,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “For the past three decades, a strong coalition of business and community leaders have worked together to secure real clean air progress. The aim of this ad is to help draw attention to new, costly mandates from Washington that threaten to undermine these state efforts. Rather than Washington punishing states like Colorado, the Obama Administration should look to them for leadership on how to attain progress while growing the economy.”

The Colorado ad buy follows two recent national television spots by the NAM as part of a growing effort to put the spotlight directly on the Obama Administration’s ozone proposal.

In Colorado, the EPA’s proposal to lower the current 75 parts per billion (ppb) ozone standard to a range between 65 ppb and 70 ppb could hit the state hard, with $19 billion in lost GDP and nearly 11,000 jobs lost per year, according to an NAM-commissioned study by NERA Economic Consulting. Nationally, the proposal could be the most expensive regulation in U.S. history, costing the economy $140 billion per year in lost GDP with a compliance price tag of $1.7 trillion from 2017 to 2040.

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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 14 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