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Washington Is Moving The Goalposts on Ozone Regulations

New ozone regulations being proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will cause hundreds of counties across the country to be in violation of air laws. Out of compliance on ozone means less development, fewer jobs and the potential for significant and long-term damage to our economy.

 


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What’s worse, these new rules are being considered while previous ozone regulations from 2008 haven’t even been implemented. States, counties and communities across the country are still working to meet the current requirements, and a new stricter standard would throw even more communities out of compliance.



Tell President Obama: Don’t move the goalposts on manufacturers. Let’s work together to meet the 2008 standard before moving forward with restrictive new regulations.

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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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