CPR's Glicksman to Testify at House Hearing on Ozone Regulations

by Erin Kesler

This morning CPR Scholar and George Washington University Law School professor Robert Glicksman will testify in support of EPA's proposed rule to regulate ozone. The Hearing, held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommitee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will focus on the potential impacts of the proposed ozone rule on manufacturing. 

Glicksman's testimony corrects misinformation about the ozone rule's potential negative impact on manufacturing. He notes,

My testimony makes four key points:

  1. A strong national ozone pollution standard that fulfills the public health goals of the Clean Air act will deliver significant benefits for human health and the environment.
     
  2. Regulations, such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) pending ozone standard, can and do provide important economic benefits for U.S. businesses, including those in the manufacturing sector.
     
  3. A frequently cited study purporting to find catastrophic economic effects from a strong ozone standard is flawed and fails to provide a reliable accounting of the rule’s potential impacts.
     
  4. To the contrary, the available evidence confirms that strong national standards for ozone pollution are not an impediment to economic growth.

To read Glicksman's full testimony, click here.



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