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The Environmental Protection Agency

The Obama administration is at it again—this time they have proposed potentially the most expensive regulation in the history of the United States. This new regulation on ozone could cost $270 billion a year, place millions of jobs at risk, and provide little (if any) health improvements.

If you care about the economy, the administration needs to hear from you. After signing this petition, American Energy Alliance will deliver the following letter to the EPA on your behalf.

"Dear Administrator McCarthy,

"I am writing to urge you to withdraw your agency’s costly ozone rule. The proposed rule could be the costliest regulation in U.S. history while America is already reducing ozone without further regulation.

"A recent analysis by NERA Economic Consulting shows the extent of the damage. A regulation that cuts the ozone standard by 20 percent to 60 parts per billion, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering, would slash economic growth by $270 billion per year, destroy 2.9 million jobs annually, and leave families with $1,570 less per year to spend on groceries and gas. Meanwhile, ozone emissions are down 33 percent over the last three decades without these stricter standards.

"EPA’s ozone rule threatens to put huge swaths of the United States in 'non-attainment.' That could force businesses to shut down operations and communities to stop building roads and schools. The proposed standard is so strict that it even threatens areas like Yellowstone National Park, where little industrial activity is occurring.

"The proposed ozone rule is an all-pain, no-gain proposition. It threatens jobs and economic growth but does little to help the environment. President Obama seemed to understand this when he withdrew a similar proposal in 2011 to make sure 'our economy continues to recover.'

"Your agency’s proposal is no less misguided now. I urge you to once again scrap this flawed ozone rule.

Signed,

American Energy Alliance

This petition closed about 4 years ago

How this will help

This petition will be delivered as an official comment to the EPA via the Federal Register. Signing tells the EPA you won't stand for their overreach. 

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