NAM Ad: If National Parks Can't Comply with New Ozone Rules, How Can Your Community?

Jul 28, 2015, 14:25 ET from National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New ozone regulations proposed by the Obama Administration are so restrictive, even some of our country's most iconic national parks will be considered in violation. If these pristine national treasures can't meet the new standard, how can any community expect to comply?

That's the question being asked in a new TV advertisement from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as part of a major advocacy campaign highlighting the negative impacts of the new proposed rule. This multimillion-dollar campaign is set to run over the next two weeks on cable and broadcast television.

"The President still has time to do the right thing for America's job creators and workers, and he can start by giving local communities the time and space they need to implement the current, and still relatively new, standard," said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. "Unfortunately, the new proposed ozone standard is so over the top, even places with no industrial activity for miles around will be considered noncompliant. There is a reason that hundreds of local and state officials and leaders from both parties and from across the country have stood up and spoken out on this critical issue. As their voices continue to amplify, it's a message that the President and the EPA won't be able to ignore."

Many parks, including the Grand Canyon, Zion and Yosemite, would be in nonattainment if the standard was lowered to 70 parts per billion. For more information, visit


SOURCE National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)