Environmental Regulation

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Every day, American manufacturers do their part to improve the environment. We develop new technologies to promote energy efficiency. We reduce waste and recycle materials. We focus on sustainable production practices. U.S. manufacturing is the leader in creating innovative solutions to advance renewable and alternative energy and greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reduction technology.

The EPA's Proposed Guidance Would Expand the Definition of Navigable Waters of the U.S. At a time when the U.S. and global economies are under extreme pressure, policymakers should look very cautiously at new government programs to expand environmental rules or impose entirely new regulatory regimes. The NAM represents the best interests of manufacturers on a variety of environmental issues, including air and water quality regulations, EPA and state environmental justice procedures, sustainability practices, hazardous waste disposal policies, chemical security and management and E-waste programs.

Manufacturers are troubled by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) aggressive agenda and the significant impact its regulations will have on manufacturing in the United States. The EPA's actions will add new burdens and restrictions, increase costs, destroy jobs and undermine U.S. manufacturers' ability to compete in the global marketplace.



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  • 08/01/2013
    Carbon Tax Is Bad Medicine for Recovering Economy
    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons today voiced strong support for an amendment offered by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA). The amendment would require congressional approval before the implementation of any rule that imposes a tax on carbon emissions.
  • 06/25/2013
    Presidents Plan: As EPA Regulations Increase, Jobs Decline
    Below is an excerpt of remarks National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons will deliver in a speech today at the Independent Petroleum Association of America's midyear meeting about President Obama's plan to impose more regulations on energy producers through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): –President Obama today revealed his most ambitious regulatory agenda yet, one that would remake the entire U.S. economy. During the campaign, the President regularly touted increasing manufacturing jobs, and he rightly recognized that a strong and vibrant manufacturing sector is key to robust and sustained economic growth and job creation. Unfortunately, under his watch, he seems intent on taking actions that would put manufacturing in the United States out of business.
  • 05/16/2013
    Manufacturers: Leave Fracking Regulations to the States
    Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued this statement on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed rule on hydraulic fracturing:
  • Manufacturers and Bipartisan Group of 27 U.S. States Challenge EPA Ruling
    Washington, D.C., December 16, 2013 - NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly released this statement after the Manufacturers' Center for Legal Action joined with other business associations in filing an amicus brief in Mingo Logan Coal Company v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A bipartisan group of 27 states also filed a brief challenging the EPA's actions in this case.