TODAY: NAM to Release Major Study on Impact of EPA's Planned Ozone Standard Revision

Jul 31, 2014, 09:24 ET from National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) will host a national media conference call on Thursday, July 31, at 10:00 a.m. EDT to release the results of a landmark economic study conducted by NERA Economic Consulting. The study assesses the impacts of the Obama Administration's planned revisions to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone nationally and in 48 states as well as across key sectors of the economy. President Obama previously halted the EPA's planned revision to federal ozone standards in 2011, citing "regulatory burdens and uncertainty" associated with further modifying the rule. While states are working to meet the previous standard, the EPA has announced plans to again revise the regulation in December.

Jay Timmons, President and CEO, NAM
Ross Eisenberg, Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy, NAM
Dr. David Harrison, Jr., Senior Vice President and Co-Chair, Environment Practice, NERA Economic Consulting

What: Media Conference Call 
Where: (866) 952-1908, 785-424-1827 conference ID: NAM
When: Thursday, July 31, 10:00 a.m. EDT

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