Timmons: Without Doubt, This Is a Win for Manufacturers

Clean Power Plan Threatens Growth and Opportunity; Stay Provides Relief

Washington, D.C., February 9, 2016 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court granted an industry motion to stay the Clean Power Plan while the courts determine its legality:

“Manufacturers’ leadership in the courts helped secure this important victory at the Supreme Court. The administration’s burdensome and costly regulation creates uncertainty, threatening our global competitiveness and ability to create jobs and economic opportunity. As consumers of one-third of the nation’s energy and producers of $2.17 trillion in U.S. economic activity, manufacturers will feel the vast and harmful impacts of this regulation. The granting of our motion to delay implementation while the courts debate the legality of the Clean Power Plan not only shows the strengths of the merits of our case, but also saves manufacturers from billions of dollars in unjustly incurred regulatory costs.”

“Manufacturers will continue to lead the way in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but we need a president and administration that will fight for pro-growth, pro-manufacturing energy and environmental policies. Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is one step towards overturning this overreaching rule, and the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action will continue to fight this legally questionable regulation in the courts.”

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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.