Organisation Name
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
InfluenceMap Query
Need for climate regulations
Data Source
Main Web Site
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-2.0

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Opposing the need for climate change regulation

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Advocating against the use of regulation directly targeting GHG emisions or fossil fuels to tackle climate change and suggesting instead an approach based on supporting innovation (NAM, Roadmap for President Elect, Environment December 2016)

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Mitigating and adapting to impacts of climate change is imperative, and government policies will have an impact on outcomes. Governments that act as facilitators to innovation will see their countries lead with the next generation of energy and environmental technologies, while those that take a command-and-control or an overly restrictive approach will threaten domestic competitiveness and stifle the transformation. Moreover, adopting overly prescriptive and costly regulations without equivalent action by other major emitting nations will continue to send investments and jobs to other countries with less efficient economies where the net impact could be an increase in GHG emissions. Policymakers must accept that the United States cannot solve the issue of climate change alone. Leadership is critical in motivating the actions of the rest of the world and positioning the United States as the home to the next generation of energy and environmental technologies. However, policies to lower GHG emissions should not be issued or applied in a way that creates a disproportionate negative impact on other critical societal priorities, such as jobs or economic growth. Regulations that seek to directly limit or eliminate fossil fuels foreclose on the future potential for innovations that will allow transformation of these fuels in a low-carbon environment. As new climate solution technologies are developed, we risk ceding leadership of these new markets to our competitors if policymakers fail to include all options on the table. The Solutions [...] - Avoid regulations through which policymakers are picking technology and fuel winners and losers - Ensure that any climate policy does not put American manufacturers at a relative competitive disadvantage - A goal of any U.S. climate policy should be to prevent carbon leakage

Created: 13/12/2016 Last edited: 06/01/2017

 

Opposing the need for climate change regulation

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Opposing current climate regulation in the US and calling on the Senate to approve appointment of Scott Pruit to head of the EPA, whom it appears to believe will repeal regulation (NAM website, December 2016)

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Manufacturers have routinely found themselves at odds with the outgoing Obama Administration — even in these last few days — because they continue to hammer us with regulations that lack critical balance. Just in the past two weeks the Administration seems determined to push the limits of the President’s regulatory power: a massive stream buffer regulation that effectively bans coal‎ mining, followed by a legally tenuous decision to indefinitely ban offshore oil and gas leasing in Alaska and the Atlantic, and lastly a chemical storage regulation that imposes major costs but would not actually solve the problem (a Texas fertilizer plant explosion) it was designed to prevent. When these are layered on top of massive, billion-dollar regulations like the Clean Power Plan, Waters of the U.S., Ozone, PM2.5, Boiler MACT and Utility MACT, the picture comes clearly into focus: the Obama Administration is capping eight solid years of overregulation with a final backbreaking few weeks of the worst of the worst. ‎[...] Well, we are now hopeful this is about to change.[...] We are confident AG Pruitt will bring balance to the EPA regulatory agenda. Manufacturers have stood side-by-side with AG Pruitt as we challenged the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, its Waters of the U.S. Regulation, and its 2015 Ozone standard. In all three cases, manufacturers asked for regulations we could live with—and when we didn’t get them, we were forced to sue. AG Pruitt did the same for the citizens of Oklahoma. We encourage the Senate to move swiftly in confirming his nomination so this important agenda can begin on day one.

Created: 03/01/2017 Last edited: 03/01/2017