Washington, D.C. - NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly released this statement after the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action joined other business groups in supporting BP’s effort to fight the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) debarment ruling:

“The breadth of the EPA’s overreach in this case is breathtaking and, if left to stand, would set a harmful precedent for manufacturers across the country. While we agree with rules and regulations meant to protect the public interest, this debarment ruling seems to be ignoring the confines of EPA’s statutory authority in order to be punitive and to make a point. This heavy-handed approach is concerning to all manufacturers.”

The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action serves as the leading voice of manufacturers in the courts, representing the 12 million men and women who make things in the United States. The Center strategically engages in litigation as a direct party, intervenes in litigation important to our manufacturers and weighs in as amicus curiae on important cases. To read more about the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action, click here.

Source: National Association of Manufacturers

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