Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) filed a challenge to the EPA’s new ozone standard. In October, the EPA lowered the existing standard to 70ppb, despite high costs and impacts for manufacturers, jobs creators and businesses looking to grow or expand.
NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly said the following about the challenge:
“The EPA’s ozone regulation, which could be one of the most expensive in history, is unworkable and overly burdensome for manufacturers and America’s job creators. Manufacturers across the United States need regulations that provide balance and allow us to be globally competitive. Further, our air quality is improving, and ozone levels are down more than 30 percent since 1980, yet the Administration insists on moving forward with tightening an already stringent standard. The MCLA and the NAM will continue to fight this new standard that inflicts undue pain on the companies that build things in America.”
The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action serves as the serves as the leading voice of manufacturers in the courts, representing the 12 million men and women who make things in the United States. This burdensome and costly regulation, which could be the most expensive regulation in history, lacks balance manufacturers need to be competitive in the global marketplace.
For more information on this suit and the effects of the new ozone standard on manufacturers, visit our website.
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