Impact of Good Neighbor Plan on Ohio MFG

On Feb. 21, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments opposing the U.S. EPA’s so-called Good Neighbor Plan, which would significantly expand federal oversight of interstate air emissions.

Ohio is leading the legal challenge against the regulations, which will cost manufacturers and industrial producers an estimated $910 million in yearly compliance costs. Manufacturers of cement, iron and steel, glass, and chemicals would be especially hard hit.

Bricker Graydon, the OMA’s general counsel, has produced this memo for OMA members, outlining the Good Neighbor Plan’s impact on Ohio manufacturers. 2/1/2024