Organisation Name
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
InfluenceMap Query
Need for Climate Regulation
Data Source
CEO Messaging
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-1.78

InfluenceMap has researched and collated the following pieces of evidence associated with the data source and query indicated above. Extraordinary information is indicated by a coloured flag in the upper right corner. Evidence items in order of data inputted with exceptional items first.

 

Not fully supporting the need for climate change regulation

InfluenceMap Comment:

Response to Clean Power Plan suggests general lack of support for the need of government regulation to respond to climate change (NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, EHS Today, August 2015)

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“This regulation will be exceptionally difficult for manufacturers to meet and will increase energy prices and threaten electric reliability. Manufacturers are committed to being responsible stewards of our environment, leading the way in that effort, and we are disappointed the Obama Administration has chosen to pursue this path,” said National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons.“Manufacturers are already building more efficient power plants, factories, cars and appliances, all of which are leading to lower emissions. We need policies that foster continued innovation, encourage new investments and allow manufacturers to remain competitive – not ones that punish and penalize. This regulation and the president’s Climate Regulatory Action Plan are not the answer. We will keep all options on the table, including litigation, to protect manufacturers’ ability to compete in the global marketplace.”

Created: 04/02/2016 Last edited: 16/12/2016

 

Opposing climate change regulation 

InfluenceMap Comment:

Evidence suggets opposing the need for climate regulation - advocating for less environmental regulation on energy and industry (NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, Environmental Leader, January 2016)

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The National Association of Manufacturers president and CEO Jay Timmons also cautioned about new environmental regulations, which he said will hurt manufacturers. “Instead of imposing new rules on business, including environmental regulations, providing regulatory relief could unleash billions of dollars of investment in the US economy,” Timmons said. “Pursuing a comprehensive energy strategy that addresses current market realities would allow us to harness growth opportunities.”

Created: 04/02/2016 Last edited: 16/12/2016

 

Opposing climate change regulation 

InfluenceMap Comment:

Evidence suggests opposing current climate regulation as deemed too stringent, whilst welcoming appointment of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA, believed to be poised to repeal regulations (NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, February 2017)

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“After facing record high costs to comply with EPA regulations over the past decade, manufacturers welcomed today’s Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. We are confident that under his leadership, Pruitt will restore balance to the way environmental regulations are developed. Manufacturers look forward to him getting to work right away. Manufacturers know it’s possible to have responsible environmental stewardship and robust economic growth at the same time. We are leaders on sustainability and developing emissions-reducing innovations, and as we look to find solutions to the environmental challenges we face, manufacturers will continue to lead the way.”

Created: 22/03/2017 Last edited: 22/03/2017