Broad Support for S.J.Res. 26, Resolution of (EPA) Disapproval

Twenty-four trade associations joined Tuesday in sending a letter to U.S. Senators expressing support for S.J.Res. 26, the resolution to disapprove the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. The National Association of Manufacturers signed onto the letter. Excerpt:

The trade associations listed below write to ask you to support Senator Murkowski’s greenhouse gas (GHG) “endangerment” resolution – S.J. Res 26. The measure will prevent EPA from establishing a de facto new national energy policy via regulation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). We also urge you to reject any measures to codify EPA regulation of GHGs under the CAA through legislatively affirming EPA’s “tailoring” rule or another similar measure.

While our organizations may differ on some subjects with respect to approaches towards climate change, we are united in opposition to unilateral EPA action to regulate GHGs under the CAA. We urge you to support the bipartisan S.J. Res. 26 and reject any attempt to codify EPA’s “tailoring” rule into law.

The supporters:

American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute National Association of Manufacturers
American Iron and Steel Institute National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
American Health Care Association National Center for Assisted Living
American Petroleum Institute National Mining Association
Associated General Contractors of America National Petrochemical & Refiners Association
The Center for North American Energy Security Natural Gas Supply Association
Corn Refiners Association Portland Cement Association
Industrial Energy Consumers of America Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America
Industrial Minerals Association – North America Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
International Warehouse Logistics Association The Fertilizer Institute
Metals Service Center Institute U.S. Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Convenience Stores U.S. Oil and Gas Association

Lots of employers, lots of JOBS represented by these groups.

The National Association of Manufacturers also issued a statement from Executive Vice President Jay Timmons, “Manufacturers Urge Senate to Pass Murkowski Resolution.”

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