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Our National Parks Could Violate Clean Air Laws?

That’s the question being asked by the NAM in a new video that highlights the absurdity of proposed ozone rules and the adverse impact they stand to have on manufacturers and communities across the country.

 

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New ozone regulations being proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are so restrictive, even some of our country’s most iconic National Parks will be considered non-compliant, or in nonattainment. Out of compliance on ozone means less development, fewer jobs and the potential for significant and long-term damage to our economy. If these pristine national treasures can’t meet the new standard, how can any community be expected to comply?  

The truth is that current ozone levels are down nearly 20% over the last decade, and the current standard that was set in 2008 has not been fully implemented. But now the Administration wants to throw that one out and reset the targets – before many states have even had a chance to comply with it.

Tell President Obama: We can’t afford a new ozone standard— instruct EPA to let states and businesses implement the one we have first.

 

What You Need to Know

KEY POINTS

By a nearly three-to-one margin, Americans think that a bigger problem for their local area is “less economic growth and job opportunities caused by regulations” (66%) rather than “lower air quality caused by pollution” (23%).

Three-in-four (76%) respondents believe that stricter federal air quality regulations would increase their taxes; 65% believe they would make it harder for local businesses to start or grow; and 78% believe that they would increase costs on everyday goods and services.

Most respondents prefer that decisions about the federal air quality be handled by local officials (46%) or state officials (29%). Less than one-in-five (18%) respondents think the federal government should have more of a say over air quality regulations in their local area.

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