Earlier this week, the Industrial Minerals Association - North America, along with over 260 other trade associations, signed a letter to the President and Congress that supports maintaining the existing ground-level ozone standard. An ad will also run in the NY Times, Washington Post and television spots throughout the country featuring the full list of supporters encouraging the President to step in again to prevent EPA from tightening the ozone standard.
This was done in anticipation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sending over to the Administration a new National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone that will be among the most expensive regulations in our country’s history as it will likely significantly lower the existing 75 parts per billion standard for ground-level ozone.
You can view the letter here
. A copy of the ad is here
More information on this effort can also be found here
This message has already begun to resonate on the Hill, as a bipartisan group of over 100 Congressmen sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking the Agency to retain the existing ozone standard. That letter can be found here
IMA-NA will continue to work within this coalition to encourage the Administration to maintain the existing NAAQS standard for ozone.