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Rep. Pompeo on new EPA ozone rules

Experts predict that EPA’s new standards will be the costliest regulation ever. It is unacceptable that Washington bureaucrats are raising Kansans’ cost of doing business and keeping new manufacturing facilities from being built when so many Americans need jobs, writes U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo, a Republican who represents the Kansas fourth district.

Pompeo Statement on New EPA Ozone Rules

October 2, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new National Ambient Air Quality Standards:

“Ozone levels have been on the decline for decades and continue to go down, thanks to the standards we already have in place, and that is good news. Yet many areas of the country are still working to meet the 2008 standards and will see any chance of coming into compliance completely erased.  EPA has created new standards that it says are meant to limit air pollution, but the only thing they will limit are American jobs and economic growth.  Experts predict that EPA’s new standards will be the costliest regulation ever. It is unacceptable that Washington bureaucrats are raising Kansans’ cost of doing business and keeping new manufacturing facilities from being built when so many Americans need jobs.  Washington needs to stop trying to fix something that isn’t broken.  We cannot continue down this path, or else our nation’s jobs and economy will greatly suffer.”

Pompeo is a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which holds legislative jurisdiction over the EPA.