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Manufacturers Applaud Inhofe Resolution on Utility MACT rule.

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February 21, 2012 - NAM Senior VP for Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse, in support of Sen. James Inhofe's (R-OK) "resolution of disapproval" through Congressional Review Act to repeal EPA's Utility MACT rule, said such an action "will help give manufacturers more certainty while stopping an extremely harmful regulation." Inhofe also called for "all-of-the-above energy policy," which should be aimed at keeping manufacturing competitive and include clean coal as well as Keystone XL pipeline.

Manufacturers: Inhofe Resolution on Utility MACT Will Save Jobs

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Press release date: February 16, 2012

CRA Resolution Will Halt the EPA's Harmful Utility MACT Regulation

Washington, D.C. - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement in support of Sen. James Inhofe's (R-OK) "resolution of disapproval" through the Congressional Review Act to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Utility MACT rule:

"The EPA's overreaching Utility MACT rule has already begun to cost jobs and harm our competitiveness, and the regulation's negative impacts will continue to be felt throughout the economy. The EPA's own estimates state that the rule will cost utility companies $10 billion annually by 2016. As users of one-third of the energy consumed in the United States, an increase in electricity prices would severely harm manufacturers' ability to compete globally.

Manufacturers are looking to Washington for policies to enable investment, growth and job creation, not more burdensome regulations from the EPA and other agencies. Sen. Inhofe's effort to repeal the Utility MACT rule will help give manufacturers more certainty while stopping an extremely harmful regulation.

We need an 'all-of-the-above' energy policy to keep manufacturing competitive. That should include clean coal as well as the Keystone XL pipeline. Harmful regulations that pick winners and losers will only inhibit economic growth and job creation."

-NAM- 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
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More measures have needed to be taken to help and curtail the effects of new regulations that are trying to both close factories and kill many jobs. Particularly Boiler MACT rules as factories to get compliant without much of a chance to do so which usually leads to the closure of businesses or the slashing of jobs to make up for the cost of compliance. In the case of the Boiler MACT rules they could cost up to 16,000 jobs. We need to learn the delicate balance between regulatory practices and business so that we can have both thrive and help rather than destroy what’s around them

By Florian Schach on Feb 21, 2012 15:31

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