• U.S. Chamber Statement Applauding EPA's Final Rule on PM NAAQS

Press Release
December 7, 2020

U.S. Chamber Global Energy Institute Vice President of Environment and Regulatory Affairs Chad Whiteman issued the following statement today applauding EPA's final rule on National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter:

“We commend EPA for its efforts to advance a timely review of National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter as required by the Clean Air Act, and for its decision to retain the current standards in accordance with the recommendations of its clean air scientific advisory committee. 

“Across decades of planning and investment, businesses have worked with EPA and their state partners to lower ambient concentrations of particulates and other criteria pollutants. These emissions reductions have made U.S. air quality among the cleanest in the world, and occurred while the U.S. economy, population, and energy use has steadily grown—undoubtedly a testament to successful collaboration between EPA, states, and industry to develop and adopt new emissions control technologies and practices in a sound, cost-effective manner.”