EPA Rule Could Put Millions of Americans Out of Work

Today, President Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule that intensifies standards for emissions of fine particulate matter known as PM2.5 – lowering the annual PM2.5 standard from 12 µg/m3 to 9 µg/m3. Industry experts have explained that the new rule could shut down manufacturing and energy development projects across the country and have a large negative impact on the U.S. economy.

Below is a statement that can be attributed to me, Craig Stevens, spokesman for the GAIN Coalition and former senior advisor to U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman:

“Right on the heels of the terrible decision to stall U.S. LNG export infrastructure projects, the Biden administration is once again taking a swing at America’s energy industry. The EPA’s new rule tightening requirements on fine particulate matter emissions could put nearly one million workers out of a job.

The new regulations are so stringent that many areas of the country will be barred from receiving new permits for manufacturing or energy production – jeopardizing nearly $200 billion of economic activity.

It’s clear that President Biden is doubling down on erroneous energy policies in an attempt to win votes from TikTok-environmental activists, all while sacrificing American workers and energy independence along the way.”

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