Climate Change

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

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Washington DC, United States

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) appears to be negatively lobbying against all strands of climate change policy. NAM opposed US leadership on climate change in the run up to COP21 and expressed 'great concerns' over the direction of US climate change policy as a result of the event. In December 2016, NAM lobbied President-elect Trump against the need for regulation limiting greenhouse gas emissions. In particular, NAM has aggressively opposed the US Clean Power Plan, with CEO Jay Timmons calling it "suffocation by regulation". Having been involved in legal action against the rule throughout 2013, 2014 and 2015, in 2016 NAM jointly won a supreme court decision to delay its implementation. CEO Jay Timmons celebrated the decision and committed to continue to lobby. NAM also opposes a carbon tax, and has supported a legislative amendment to prevent its future introduction. NAM has opposed a proposed emissions trading scheme in Washington in 2015, and in 2016 supported legal action against the existing trading scheme in California. In 2016, NAM did not support the new energy efficiency standards on manufactured goods. Also, having previously warned against ambition in setting future greenhouse gas emission and efficiency standards for vehicles, NAM lobbied President-elect Trump in December 2016 for 'flexibility’ in the application of the 2021-2025 CAFE standards. NAM's CEO has strongly opposed attempts to reduce fossil fuels in the US’s energy mix, arguing that it would make the US less energy secure, and unable to meet its future energy needs, supporting instead the building of the Keystone XL pipeline.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 0 -2 NA NS -2 -2 NA NA
Climate Science Stance -1 -1 NA -2 NS -2 NA NA
Need for climate regulations -2 -2 NS NS NS -1 NA NA
UN Treaty Support -1 0 NA NS -2 NS NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax -2 -2 NA NS -1 -2 NA NA
Emissions Trading -2 -2 NA NS -2 NS NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards -1 1 NA -1 1 -1 NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS -1 NA -1 -2 -1 NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -2 -1 NA -2 -2 -2 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -1 -1 NA -1 -2 -2 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA