Organisation Name
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
InfluenceMap Query
Climate Science Stance
Data Source
Social Media
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-1.48

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Not fully supporting IPCC need for drastic action

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Although supporting global coordination on climate change, are opposed to US unilateral action and leadership. Emphasizing the negative affects of responding to climate change on the economy and growth. (May 2014)

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Nat Assoc of MfgVerified account ‏@ShopFloorNAM From Shopfloor Blog: Study Shows Unilateral Carbon Regulations Drive Costs Not Global Emissions Reductions http://bit.ly/1ju8JAX (links to): A report released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and economic firm IHS confirms what the NAM has been saying since the President issued his Climate Action Plan in June 2013: overly aggressive, unilateral U.S. carbon regulations will increase the cost of energy, slow economic growth and cost jobs, while doing little to stem global emissions. Carbon and other GHGs collect in the atmosphere indiscriminate of the location of the emission source. Thus, a ton of carbon emitted in the U.S. has the same impact as a ton emitted in China or India. To have a meaningful impact on the collection of GHGs in the atmosphere, carbon policies must be implemented in coordination with other major industrial economies.

Created: 10/06/2015 Last edited: 07/09/2015

 

Opposing IPCC need for drastic action

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NAM's Legal Action Centre has set up a campaign to oppose efforst to hold heavy emitting companies legally to account for not acting on climate change (Manufactures Accountability Project, 2018)

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The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) will set the record straight and highlight the concerted, coordinated campaign being waged by trial lawyers, public officials, deep-pocketed foundations and other activists who have sought to undermine and weaken manufacturers in the United States. For several years, this coordinated network of special interests has been waging a campaign to disparage U.S. manufacturers with a focus on America’s largest energy manufacturers. Their legally dubious tactic is the use of tort litigation and taxpayer-funded, politically-motivated investigations by public officials, all supported by well-known activists, plaintiffs’ attorneys, sympathetic academics and friendly journalism outlets.

Created: 05/11/2018 Last edited: 05/11/2018

 

Not fully supporting IPCC need for drastic action

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Supporting emissions reductions with major exceptions (Ross Eisenberg, NAM Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy, US Congressional House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing on EPA Regulatory Overreach: Impacts on American Competitiveness, June 2015)

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We believe we should let that standard work before moving the chains one more time. On climate, we're committed to addressing climate change through improved energy efficiency, greater sustainability and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. We've done that. We reduced our emissions 10 percent over the past decade. But our competitiveness is threatened by the Clean Power Plan as is currently drafted.[...] We believe EPA needs to fix this rule. We agree that adoption of a strong and fair international climate agreement should be a priority. But we also must be very careful not to lock into place policies that will send production and emissions overseas if the rest of the world doesn't --doesn't play by the same rules in Paris in December. ('REP. LAMAR SMITH HOLDS A HEARING ON EPA REGULATORY OVERREACH: IMPACTS ON AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS', Political Transcript Wire, June 5 2015)

Created: 07/09/2015 Last edited: 07/09/2015

 

Not fully supporting IPCC need for drastic action

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Evidence suggests not supporting emission reductions in line with IPCC recommendations. Celebrating President Trump's executive order on energy which, amongst other things, legislates for a review of the Clean Power Plan. (NAM, Press Release, March 2017)

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President Trump Delivers Decisive Win on Regulations NAM CEO Joins President Trump at EPA for Executive Order Signing. CEO Jay Timmons today joined President Donald Trump at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where the president signed an executive order rolling back several energy regulations impeding manufacturers’ ability to succeed: [...] “The immense regulatory burden on manufacturers certainly drove the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action to lead the charge to stop, and in fact, halt, the previous administration’s so-called Clean Power Plan—an unprecedented power grab by Washington that would have devastated our nation’s reliable and affordable energy advantage and targeted the jobs of many hardworking Americans. Today, those jobs are safe.“President Trump and manufacturers know that Americans have the capacity to create more manufacturing jobs, make American energy secure and unleash innovation for a better environment all at once. We are grateful the president kept another campaign promise.”

Created: 22/05/2017 Last edited: 22/05/2017