The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today launched a campaign to put a human face on the unprecedented expansion of federal regulations coming from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Manufacturing is leading the way in America’s recovery, adding thousands of jobs every week. But the flood of regulations pouring down from the EPA will mean higher prices for energy and impose enormous costs throughout the economy.
Manufacturers pay utility bills like everyone else. When residential energy costs go up, families have less money to buy things like clothes and groceries. When energy costs go up for manufacturers, we have less money to invest – and to hire people.
We’re releasing these new ads as Congress considers legislation to block the EPA’s proposed regulating of greenhouse gas emissions. No federal agency should have the authority to simply mandate such a radical, nationwide restructuring of energy use – and force people to pay higher energy prices – without a vote of the elected branch of government, Congress.
Manufacturers already have invested billions of dollars to comply with federal regulations. We embrace common-sense approaches to ensure a clean and healthy environment.
Unfortunately, the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations are only the biggest, most economically damaging of its many proposals. Whether it’s mining, transportation, farming, or manufacturing, the EPA is rolling out mandates that make it tougher for businesses in America to compete in the global marketplace, and tougher for people to make ends meet.
As our ads asks, “Manufacturing has always provided good jobs that support our local economies. But times are tough. So why is the EPA pushing new regulations that could force businesses to close, making times tougher, increasing costs and prices for goods and services?”
The NAM’s new TV and radio ads are just the beginning of a sustained educational campaign about the EPA’s excessive regulations and their effect on the U.S. manufacturing economy.
To learn more about this campaign and the damaging effects of the EPA’s proposed regulations, please visit www.NoNewRegs.org.
Jay Timmons is President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers.
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