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Manufacturers on EPA’s Decision to Uphold Obama Administration’s Particulate Matter Standard

Washington, D.C. – Following the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement on particulate matter, National Association of Manufacturers Vice President for Energy and Resources Policy Rachel Jones released this statement:

“Manufacturers are dedicated to protecting the environment and improving public health. As creators and users of the technologies that are vital to reducing emissions, manufacturers invest billions of dollars annually to protect air quality and have enabled remarkable improvements. That’s why manufacturers support the EPA’s decision to retain the Obama Administration’s particulate matter standard. We are focused on building the future Americans deserve – one that is cleaner, more efficient and environmentally sustainable.”


The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12.2 million men and women, contributes $2.35 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and has the largest economic multiplier of any major sector and accounts for 62% of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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