State Coalition Letter to EPA Regarding NAAQS
In a letter to the EPA Administrator Pruitt, 300 associations strongly urged the EPA to expeditiously reconsider the 2015 ozone standards. Representing many businesses, both large and small, that employ millions of Americans, and local governments in which those businesses thrive, the associations wrote with deep concerns about the harmful impact that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 rule, to make ozone standards the most stringent ever, could have on the economy. The letter adds that EPA’s current regulations are working, air quality continues to improve, and the United States is leading the world in reducing emissions. Therefore, implementation of the new ozone standards could needlessly and significantly damage the economy by imposing unachievable emissions limits and reduction targets on almost every part of our country, including rural and undeveloped areas.
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