Manufacturers’ EPA Challenge to be Heard Before Supreme CourtOctober 17th, 2013 by DWM Magazine
The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will accept the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and other associations’ petition challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of greenhouse gases, according to a release from the Glass Association of North America (GANA), which is a part of the coalition challenging the EPA regulations.
NAM president and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement following the decision:
“Manufacturers are pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to review the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations from stationary sources—one of the most costly, complex and harmful regulatory issues facing manufacturers and threatening our global competitiveness. Without congressional engagement or approval, and through a severely flawed interpretation of the Clean Air Act, the EPA has invented an unauthorized regulatory universe that the agency itself admits leads to ‘absurd results.’ These regulations will be felt not only by the nation’s energy providers and manufacturers, but they also threaten to impose new stringent permitting requirements for millions of stationary sources, which will impact every aspect of our economy.”
In response to the Supreme Court announcement, Bill Yanek, GANA executive vice president, says, “This is potentially good news for our flat glass manufacturers. Over the past few years, NAM has been tirelessly battling the EPA over its greenhouse gas regulatory overreach. GANA is proud to be a part of the NAM-led coalition. Hopefully, the Supreme Court will eventually agree with our coalition and grant relief to North American manufacturers.”