This week National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons participated in the event at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in which President Trump signed an executive order rolling back the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.
Timmons said: “American families have suffered at the hands of far-reaching regulations; 297,696 federal restrictions on manufacturers alone have stifled job creation and reduced the capital that is spent on innovating new technologies to improve our environment even more. Thanks to the groundbreaking innovation of manufacturers, including energy producers, we have reduced emissions by 10 percent since 2005, while our value to the economy has increased by 19 percent over that same time period.
“The immense regulatory burden on manufacturers certainly drove the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action to lead the charge to stop, and in fact, halt, the previous administration’s so-called Clean Power Plan—an unprecedented power grab by Washington that would have devastated our nation’s reliable and affordable energy advantage and targeted the jobs of many hardworking Americans. Today, those jobs are safe.” 3/30/2017