Manufacturers Continue to Look to Courts on Clean Power Plan

Impacts of Clean Power Plan Could Devastate Growth

Washington, D.C., January 21, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied industry motion to stay the Clean Power Plan while courts debate legality:

“Manufacturers, as consumers of one-third of our nation’s energy, need reliable access to continue to provide jobs, create economic opportunity and compete in today’s increasingly global economy. Although the court’s decision leaves manufacturers with continued uncertainty, unanswered legal questions and unknown costs, we will continue to highlight the vast impacts of this regulation. This is only a preliminary decision not judging the merits of our case and the ultimate fate of the regulation. The court clearly recognizes the importance of a quick ruling and expedited briefings and arguments in this case. Our arguments are strong, the legality of the regulation is questionable, and we will continue to fight for pro-growth, pro-manufacturing regulations.

“Manufacturers are leading the way in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but we must have reasonable, balanced policies that protect competitiveness. Manufacturers’ message to the administration has not changed: work with us, not against us, to ensure future growth and progress.”

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