Court Ruling on Boiler MACT Stay will cost jobs.January 13, 2012 -
Chip Yost, NAM VP for Energy and Resources Policy, issued statement on decision by U.S. District Court in case of Sierra Club against EPA to repeal stay of Boiler MACT and Incinerator rules. According to Yost, court's ruling will severely harm manufacturers' competitiveness, add to uncertainty, and cost vital jobs. It is already 20% more expensive to manufacture in the U.S. compared to trade partners, and regulations such as Boiler MACT continue to set manufacturers back.
Manufacturers: Court Ruling on Boiler MACT Stay Will Cost Jobs
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Press release date: January 10, 2012
Urge Senate to Act Now to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Save Jobs
Washington, D.C., - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President for Energy and Resources Policy Chip Yost issued this statement on the decision by the U.S. District Court in the case of the Sierra Club against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to repeal the stay of the Boiler MACT and Incinerator rules:
"The court's ruling to revoke the stay of the Boiler MACT and Incinerator rules will severely harm manufacturers' competitiveness, add to their uncertainty and cost vital jobs. It is already 20 percent more expensive to manufacture in the U.S. compared to our trade partners, and regulations such as Boiler MACT continue to set us back. The ruling by the court underscores the critical need for Congress to pass legislation to address the damaging Boiler MACT and Incinerator regulations.
The EPA Regulatory Relief Act received bipartisan support when it passed the House last October, and manufacturers urge the Senate to act now to save jobs. Manufacturers are looking to Washington for policies that will eliminate the uncertainty of harmful regulations such as Boiler MACT and enable them to invest, grow and create jobs."
The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing has a presence in every single congressional district providing good, high-paying jobs. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.
User comments about this story
Boiler MACT a threat
CIBO estimated that the Boiler MACT rules could cost up to 16,000 jobs if enacted. What we need to be aware of is that the regulations while meant to protect have a very significant impact on the livelihood of everyday people . Since we have no replacement for these people’s jobs that will be lost we need to be more aware of what we’re doing as we can’t truly afford for more people to both lose their jobs and stay out of work. Let’s at least be sure that what we’re doing is sensible for the time that we are facing these economic challenges.
Florian Schach on Jan 23, 2012 12:03
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