Industry Groups Challenge EPA’s Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

A large industry coalition filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court last week challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) regulation of greenhouse gases. National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released this statement on behalf of the coalition:

“The EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases from stationary sources is one of the most costly, complex and encompassing energy regulatory issues facing manufacturers and is damaging to our global competitiveness. We are asking the Supreme Court to take up the case as it is clear that significant legal issues need to be addressed given the two persuasive dissents from the U.S. Court of Appeals.

“The broad scope of these burdensome regulations could eventually force new permitting requirements for more than 6 million stationary sources, including 200,000 manufacturing facilities, 37,000 farms and millions of other sources, such as universities, schools and hospitals—impacting every aspect of our economy.

“Policies to address climate change deserve a robust and full debate in Congress, and these policies must foster economic growth, not hurt jobs and place additional burdens on businesses.”

The members of the coalition include the American Chemistry Council, American Frozen Food Institute. American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, American Iron and Steel Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Brick Industry Association, Clean Air Implementation Project, Corn Refiners Association, Glass Association of North America, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Indiana Cast Metals Association, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, National Association of Home Builders, National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business, National Oilseed Processors Association, North American Die Casting Association, Portland Cement Association, Specialty Steel Industry of North America, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Western States Petroleum Association, West Virginia Manufacturers Association, and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.

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