Washington, D.C. , 03/28/11 - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today launched a multi-state, multi-million-dollar initiative opposing overregulation, new burdens and restrictions imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The campaign calls on Congress and the Administration to carefully consider the severe economic impact these job-killing regulations will have on energy prices and on businesses and families across country.

“At a time when America is rebounding from a serious recession, we need policies that help manufacturers by using incentives to create jobs rather than imposing regulations that create more uncertainty, diminish our competitiveness and discourage investment,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons.

This campaign against new, costly regulations will comprise educational and grassroots efforts, and will kick off with television and radio ads in Arkansas, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Small, medium and large manufacturers in these states have first-hand experience with the regulatory process and understand the impact it has on jobs and economic growth. Manufacturers use one-third of the nation’s energy supply. It is critical that policies are in place to support access to affordable, reliable and secure energy sources to prevent an increase in the cost of doing business.

“Manufacturers already have invested billions of dollars to comply with federal regulations, but the EPA continues to propose hundreds of new regulations that will raise costs for all consumers, especially manufacturers, undermining their ability to create jobs and compete in the global marketplace,” Timmons said.
For more information about the campaign to stop EPA’s overregulation or to view one of the ads, please visit www.nonewregs.org.

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