NAM Launches New Ozone Ads Highlighting Progress of Manufacturers and Bipartisan Opposition to Proposed Regulation

Washington, D.C., September 25, 2015 – On October 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to issue its final ozone rule. To highlight the progress of manufacturers in improving air quality and bipartisan nationwide opposition to tightening the current ozone standard, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is launching its latest major ad buy.

One ad focuses on the progress manufacturers have made in lowering emissions, leading the nation to a more than 30 percent reduction in ozone levels since 1980, and how President Obama himself acknowledges that we “solved” this problem. The second ad highlights the broad, bipartisan and nationwide opposition to a new ozone standard.

The ad buy, the latest in a multimillion-dollar television campaign by the NAM, first aired in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, September 23, and will continue through October 1 when the final rule is expected to be released.  

“Manufacturers have been leading the way in lowering ozone levels; yet, the Obama Administration forges on with a regulation that will stunt growth, production and job creation,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “With air quality the best it’s been in decades and still improving, bipartisan leaders across the United States agree now is not the time for a new ozone rule. It makes no sense to move forward with a regulation that will punish hardworking manufacturers. Now more than ever, we need the Administration to listen to our nation’s manufacturers and keep the current standard.”

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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