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ACC: Court Ruling Heightens Need for Boiler MACT Legislation


Contact: Jennifer Scott (202) 249-6512  
Email: Jennifer_Scott@americanchemistry.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 27, 2011)American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement in response to a federal court decision today:

“Today’s ruling makes it all the more urgent for Congress to pass the ‘EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011’ (H.R. 2250, S. 1392). These bipartisan bills give EPA time to develop more effective, achievable standards and U.S. businesses time to identify, budget for and implement the necessary changes to their facilities.

“Unfortunately, the Court’s action today suggests EPA’s stay is at risk of being overturned, threatening American manufacturing. Lawmakers should pass legislation so that manufacturers can continue to grow and create jobs. We urge the House to approve the bill when it comes to the floor the week of October 3. Meanwhile, the Senate should act on its version of the bill, which currently has 25 co-sponsors.” 

In April, ACC and other groups filed a petition asking EPA for an administrative stay of the boiler emission standards pending reconsideration.

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