US Chamber Statement on Presidential Air Quality Memo

Press Release
April 12, 2018

Global Energy Institute vice president of policy Dan Byers made the following comment on President Trump’s MOU with EPA regarding air quality standards:

“Today’s presidential directive contains commonsense reforms that will improve the air quality regulatory process so domestic manufacturing and job creation face fewer regulatory barriers. The EPA, states, and businesses have a long track record of working cooperatively to improve air quality across the nation. Unfortunately, during the previous administration, that cooperation was abandoned in favor of an overly aggressive approach that unfairly burdened state and local economies. This made it more difficult and costly to obtain permits for badly needed infrastructure, energy, and manufacturing activities. The measures in today’s directive will restore the cooperation necessary for continued environmental progress while enhancing the competitiveness of U.S. industry. We look forward to working with EPA as it executes this directive.”