Manufacturers Wary of New Methane Regulations

Administration Threatens Manufacturing Bright Spot

Washington, D.C., March 10, 2016 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement to regulate methane from existing oil and gas sources:

“Manufacturers have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent since 2005, while our value to the economy has increased by 19 percent over the same time period. Our ability to produce more and grow the economy while lowering emissions is dependent on access to reliable and affordable energy. The shale revolution has served as a major bright spot for manufacturers and has been a key driver in new investments across the country that have added hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs.

“New technologies and efforts already being deployed are allowing for more oil and gas production with fewer emissions. Meanwhile, manufacturers continue to lead in developing new solutions that allow for greater energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. The NAM strongly urges the administration to avoid issuing any unnecessary or duplicative regulations that would limit manufacturers’ access to critical energy resources.”

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