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NAM: EPA's Power Plant Rule a Grave Risk to Economy, Families

Association VP says the U.S. can't afford to shut down more than half of its power generation and grind the economy to a halt.

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Washington, D.C. – Following the release of the EPA's new rule on power plant emissions, National Association of Manufacturers Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Brandon Farris released the following statement:

Manufacturing in America is cleaner and more sustainable than ever, and the power generation sector has been making historic strides in bringing zero-emissions sources online. Even as that trend continues, this proposed regulation will prove unfeasible.

With nearly 60% of our nation’s energy generated from natural gas and coal, this will either require deployment of still nascent technologies at an impractical pace or force those plants to shut down entirely. With the many threats to global energy security, that is a grave risk to our economy and to our families.

The U.S. cannot afford to shut down more than half of our power generation and grind our economy to a halt. The NAM looks forward to working with the administration to ensure emissions standards protect public health while allowing manufacturers to continue pioneering technologies to make our air even cleaner and our climate even healthier.

NAM is a manufacturing association that represents small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. 

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