Manufacturers Move to Intervene in Ozone Case

Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action Leads Against Burdensome Ozone Standard

Washington, D.C., January 22, 2016 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued the following statement after the NAM moved to intervene in a case on the newly issued ozone standard:  

“This past fall, the Obama administration released a new ozone standard that will seriously impair manufacturers’ ability to compete in the global marketplace, to provide jobs and to grow the economy. As the courts debate the legality of this new regulation, manufacturers are already feeling the impacts of this overly burdensome and unworkable rule. This could be one of the most expensive regulations in history, creating significant barriers to manufacturers’ ability to open new plants and expand existing operations. As the administration continues to pile regulations on our nation’s manufacturers, we will continue to challenge these overreaching rules in court.”

To learn more about the impact of the new ozone standard on manufacturers, visit our website, and for more about the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action, click here.


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