Revised EPA Boiler Rules Put Even More Jobs at Risk

By December 19, 2011Energy, General

On December 2nd the EPA released the new proposed Boiler MACT rules and now the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners released the new updated report of the impact these harmful rules will have on jobs.

The updated report conducted by CIBO and IHS Global Insight estimates that the impact of the reconsidered Boiler MACT rules on ICI Boiler and Process Heater Owners and Operators will put 240,181 jobs at risk, 10,000 more than the previous rule, and cost more than $15 billion to comply. The states that will be impacted the hardest by these rules will be North Carolina and Indiana with more than 16,000 jobs at risk.

This is a regulation that manufacturers just can’t afford right now when they are continuing to recover and trying to create jobs. We will continue to work with EPA on the revision of the rules and push for legislation curb the impact of Boiler MACT.

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