The Ozone Rule and its Effect on Jobs and Manufacturing State-By-State
Joint Hearing TOMORROW to Examine the Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency has rolled out yet another regulation that puts good paying jobs at risk – a proposal some predict will be EPA’s costliest EVER. The EPA is considering revising the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground level ozone even though the most recent standard, set in 2008, has yet to be fully implemented.
According to EPA’s own data, ozone concentrations have declined over 30 percent since 1980 and will continue to do so under...
“Faster Cures, More Memories”
Leukemia Lymphoma Society Advocates Share Their #CuresIn4Words
At its core, the 21st Century Cures Act is about...
H.R. 2042, The Ratepayer Protection Act
BACKGROUND: Last June, EPA proposed a rule for existing power plants, referred to by the agency as its "Clean Power Plan." In the rule, EPA interprets a rarely invoked provision of the Clean Air Act, section 111(d), to allow the agency to set mandatory carbon dioxide (CO2) "goals" for each state’s electricity system. In the rule, EPA seeks to fundamentally change how electricity is generated, distributed, and consumed in the United States.
Under EPA’s unprecedented proposal, states would be required to submit complex state plans to EPA in...
The 21st Century Cures Act: “A Profoundly Important Step Forward”
The Flood of Support for #Cures2015 Continues
The House Energy and Commerce Committee recently approved the 21st Century Cures Act with a vote of 51-0. The nonpartisan legislation will help to modernize and personalize health care, encourage greater innovation, support research, and streamline the system to deliver better, faster cures to more patients. This effort has seen continued support since the launch of the 21st Century Cures initiative last year and groups continue to share their support as the bill advances forward.
Alliance of Specialty...
H.R. 2576, The TSCA Modernization Act
Modernize the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to improve chemical safety while encouraging continued innovation and economic growth Provide the public greater confidence in the safety of American-made chemicals and the products that contain them Facilitate interstate and global commerce
BACKGROUND: The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was enacted in 1976 to manage hazardouschemicals in commerce. However, TSCA has proven to be ineffective in providing adequate protections and facilitating U.S. chemical manufacturing and use – this is particularly true today, in the face of industry...
What Does Cures Mean To YOU?
The 21st Century Cures initiative has spanned more than a year,...
#Cures2015 Through The Lens
Over the past two weeks, the 21st Century Cures initiative has moved through the Energy and Commerce Health...
Western Governors Urge Congress to Pass Committee’s Coal Ash Bill
The Western Governors’ Association last week wrote to House and Senate leaders urging both chambers to take up and pass legislation to improve EPA’s rule for coal ash management and disposal. EPA’s final rule fails to provide clarity for job-creators and lacks the necessary enforcement authority to protect human health and the environment.
The Western Governors expressed concern that EPA’s rule produces an “unintended regulatory consequence in that it creates a dual federal and state regulatory system” and noted that the EPA’s standards could only be enforced is...