Chairs Rodgers and Carter Condemn EPA’s Unattainable PM 2.5 Standards That Will Crush American Manufacturing and Jobs

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee Chair Buddy Carter (R-GA) released a statement following the EPA’s finalization of a standard on fine particulate matter—or PM 2.5—that will be devastating for American businesses, people’s livelihoods, and our economic leadership.

“The EPA’s new standards for PM 2.5 will make it nearly impossible to build or expand new manufacturing facilities in the United States. It further undermines efforts to grow America’s manufacturing base and increases our dependence on China. The damage will be felt in local communities across the U.S. and in nearly every sector of our economy, jeopardizing millions of good-paying jobs. We should be making it easier, not harder, to expand our manufacturing and industrial capacity in America. The EPA must abandon this reckless agenda.”