Timmons: Administration Gives Relief to Manufacturers

Washington, D.C., October 10, 2017 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on the Trump administration’s recent announcement on the Clean Power Plan:

“Manufacturing workers can feel a tremendous sense of relief today. The Trump administration has made the right decision and ended a policy that threatened manufacturers’ access to affordable, reliable energy and did not even adhere to existing law. Manufacturers have led the way in sustainability and greenhouse gas reductions for many years, but this regulation simply went too far, threatening our jobs and our livelihoods. We fought it in court, we spoke out forcefully, and today manufacturers—and the American people—have won.”

“Manufacturers are champions of responsible environmental stewardship, and we can achieve that objective while still driving incredible economic growth that empowers families to raise their standards of living. Looking ahead, greenhouse gas policies should be made in a thoughtful, deliberative and transparent process that protects manufacturers’ ability to create good jobs at home and compete and win around the world.”


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 $2.17 trillion 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..

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