National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is negatively lobbying US climate change policy. NAM opposed US leadership on climate change in the run up to COP21, expressed 'great concerns' over the direction of US climate change policy as a result of the event, and supported the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement in 2017. In December 2016, NAM lobbied President-elect Trump against the need for regulation limiting greenhouse gas emissions. 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 2013-15, in 2016 NAM jointly won a supreme court decision to delay its implementation. In 2017 NAM continued to advocate for, and praise moves towards its repeal. NAM is not supportive of measures to place a price on carbon, it is opposed to any carbon tax and in 2015 supported a legislative amendment to prevent its future introduction. It has also between 2014-17 taken legal action against California's existing emissions trading scheme. NAM has a history of not supporting vehicle GHG emissions and energy efficiency targets, and in December 2016 it lobbied President-elect Trump 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, 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 -1 -2 NA NS -2 -2 NA NA
Climate Science Stance -1 0 NA -2 NS -2 NA NA
Need for Climate Regulation -2 -2 NA -1 -1 -1 NA NA
UN Treaty Support -1 0 NA NS -1 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 -2 -2 NS NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards -1 0 NA -1 1 -1 NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS -1 NA -1 -2 -1 NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -1 -1 NA -2 -1 -1 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -1 -1 NA -1 -1 -2 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS