Chairs Rodgers and Johnson Announce Hearing on EPA’s PM2.5 Proposal
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee Chair Bill Johnson (R-OH) today announced a hearing titled “Protecting American Manufacturing: Examining EPA’s Proposed PM2.5 Rule.”
“Protecting people from harmful air pollutants is a key responsibility of the EPA. Just three years ago, the agency confirmed that the current standards for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) were protective of public health, following an exhaustive review required by law. These standards have implications across the economy, from transportation, construction, housing, to agriculture.
“That’s why we are concerned by the EPA’s recent efforts to circumvent this process by proposing new, even more stringent PM2.5 standards that go beyond what the agency’s own studies have recommended. These new standards could destroy America’s manufacturing base, while jeopardizing hundreds of billions of dollars in U.S. economic activity and more than a million American jobs. We look forward to this timely discussion, where we’ll hear from government officials and industry experts about the potentially devastating consequences of these proposed standards and how we can protect much needed U.S. manufacturing and economic development in communities across the country.”
Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee hearing titled “Protecting American Manufacturing: Examining EPA’s Proposed PM2.5 Rule"
WHAT: An Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee hearing to discuss the EPA's proposed PM2.5 Rule.
DATE: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
TIME: 10:30 AM
LOCATION: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building
This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at https://energycommerce.house.gov/. If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Kaitlyn Peterson at Kaitlyn.Peterson@mail.house.gov. If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at Sean.Kelly@mail.house.gov.