Statement for the Record on the U.S. EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (“MATS”)

March 18, 2019

My name is Heath Knakmuhs, and I am Vice President and Policy Counsel for the Global Energy Institute, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”). The Chamber is the world’s largest business federation, representing the interests of more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region.

The mission of the Global Energy Institute is to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. The Chamber appreciates the opportunity to testify today in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) reconsideration of the supplemental finding and residual risk and technology review of its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (“MATS”), applicable to coal- and oil-fired electric utility generating units.