Manufacturers Challenge EPA on Overreaching Waters Rule

Washington, D.C., July 2, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued the following statement regarding the NAM’s decision to challenge the Administration’s Waters of the United States rule:

“Protecting our nation’s waters will always be a priority for manufacturers, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is again violating the powers given to it by Congress. Last week, the Supreme Court overturned a similar attempt by the EPA, and this new regulation is yet another example of federal overreach that unduly burdens manufacturers. The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action addresses the critical need for sound regulations, and challenging the EPA on this legally dubious regulation is an important check on excessive government power. Manufacturers are increasingly handicapped by, and cannot endure, further regulatory uncertainty, permitting delays and rising expenses due to poorly crafted, jurisdiction-expanding regulations.”

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