Environment

2014

March 5, 2014
IECA and 60 Organizations Support H.R. 2641, the “Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013”

February 25, 2014
IECA and 115 Trade Associations Support H.R. 2804, the “Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency (ALERRT) Act”

January 15, 2014
EPA Responds to IECA President Regarding the Boiler MACT Rule

2013

July 8, 2013
IECA and 26 Trade Associations Send Letter to Congress Supporting H.R. 1582, the “Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013″
“The Energy Consumers Relief Act would add common sense to the rulemaking process by requiring EPA to submit a report to Congress projecting energy cost increases and employment effects for any EPA rule estimated to cost more than $1 billion.”

June 25, 2013
IECA Supports H.R. 367, the “REINS Act”
“By requiring Congress to approve every new major rule proposed by the executive branch, it sets up a system of checks and balances that will assure better regulation.”

June 12, 2013
IECA Supports H.R. 1582, the “Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013”

April 12, 2013
Paul Cicio Testimony: Hearing on the “Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013″ in the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power

April 10, 2013
IECA and 200 Other Organizations Send Letter to EPA on “Sue and Settle” – EPA Should Develop a Notification System to Provide Stakeholders With Timely and Transparent Access to Information Involving Legal Action

January 15, 2013
EPA Responds to IECA Concerns of High Cost of the Industrial Boiler MACT Rule

2012

December 20, 2012
IECA Comments on Proposed Changes to the New Source Performance Standards for Stationary Gas Turbines

December 14, 2012
IECA Urges EPA to Make Changes to Industrial Boiler MACT Rule

August 31, 2012
IECA and 24 Trade Associations Submit Comments to EPA Regarding the Proposed PM2.5 NAAQS Rule

August 9, 2012
Paul Cicio, President of IECA: Presentation to Ohio Governor Kasich Energy Task Force; “Regulations Threaten Manufacturing Growth and Competitiveness”

August 1, 2012
IECA Urges EPA to Not Accept the Proposed Consent Decree for National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (view press release)

July 26, 2012
IECA and 14 Other Associations Comment on Proposed Consent Decree for NAAQS for Particulate Matter

June 5, 2012
IECA Encourages Senate to Support S.J. Res. 37 to Disapprove EPA’s Utility MACT Rule
“The EPA Utility MACT regulation is forecasted to result in unprecedented costs of $90 billion over the next six years that will get passed onto consumers of electricity, impacting competitiveness, manufacturing jobs and electric reliability.”

May 31, 2012
IECA Supports S.J. Res. 37 to Disapprove EPA’s Utility MACT Rule

May 16, 2012
Chairman Issa Asks IECA to Identify Existing and Proposed Regulations that Impact Manufacturers and Job Growth

May 7, 2012
Multi-Industry Letter Regarding Permit Streamlining in H.R. 4377, the “Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2012″

March 8, 2012
IECA Disappointed with Senator Ron Wyden’s (D-OR) Withdrawal of Support for S. 1392, “The EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011″

March 5, 2012
IECA and 113 Other Organizations Support Amendment No. 1660 – Which Includes the Language of The EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 in the Senate Transportation Bill (S. 1813)

February 29, 2012
IECA Says Senate Bears Sole Responsibility for Saddling Manufacturing with Unreasonable EPA Regulation: Industrial Boiler MACT
“We are not asking to stop this regulation. All we want is a regulation that will be less costly so that we can comply without shutting down our facilities.”

February 28, 2012
IECA Urges Senate to Help Manufacturing – Industrial Boiler MACT Legislation
“While the rhetoric runs high that Congress and this Administration highly value manufacturing jobs, there is a huge absence of action in the Senate. Not voting on the Industrial Boiler MACT legislation is an important case in point.”

February 16, 2012
IECA Supports Utility MACT Resolution of Disapproval
“This is the most expensive power sector EPA regulation in history and all of the costs will get passed onto us, the consumer – yet Congress has failed to act.”
(view press release)

February 14, 2012
IECA Participates in Amici Intervenor Brief on the EPA Cross State Air Pollution Rule
“The CSAPR will substantially increase electric costs and threaten reliability of the grid.”

February 1, 2012
Hundreds of Companies Urge Congress to Save Jobs by Passing the EPA Regulatory Relief Act

2011

December 17, 2011
IECA Statement on Failure of Congress to Include Industrial Boiler MACT in Payroll & Jobs Package

December 16, 2011
IECA Tells Senators…”We Do Not Have to Sacrifice Jobs for the Environment…But Unless You Act…We Will”

December 15, 2011
IECA Warns EPA Reconsideration Actually “Increases” Costs and Threat to Manufacturing Job Losses – State by State Job Impact

December 5, 2011
IECA Supports H.R. 10 the “Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011″

November 30, 2011
IECA and 121 Other Organizations Support H.R. 3010 the “Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011″

November 30, 2011
IECA Supports H.R. 3010 the “Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011″

November 9, 2011
IECA Supports Senate S.J. RES 27 which Would Disapprove of EPA Implementing the Cross State Air Pollution Rule under the Clean Air Act
“As manufacturers whose competitiveness is dependent upon the cost of electricity, we are very concerned about the projected electricity cost increase due to EPA utility regulations.”

November 2, 2011
IECA and 63 Other Organizations Support H.R. 3010, the “Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011″

October 14, 2011
IECA Applauds Passage of H.R. 2250, EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
“This legislation will preserve hundreds of thousands of jobs currently at risk from EPA’s Boiler MACT rules.”

October 3, 2011
309 Organizations Support Passage of H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011

September 22, 2011
SMU Report Submitted to IECA – Implications of EPA Utility Regulations on Energy Intensive Industry
(view press release)

September 22, 2011
IECA and 32 Other Trade Associations Support Passage of the TRAIN Act

September 8 , 2011
Celanese Testimony: Hearing on “H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 and H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011″ in the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power

September 6, 2011
IECA and Nearly 300 Organizations Support H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011

September 6, 2011
IECA Welcomes President Obama’s Decision on Ozone Standard

July 20, 2011
Letter to White House Urges Administration to Delay NAAQS Ozone Rule
“The concern is that EPA is prematurely implementing a new standard in advance of the timeline required by the Clean Air Act.”

July 7, 2011
IECA Supports H.R. 2401, the Transparency in Regulation Analysis on the Nation Act of 2011
“If we are to take back the 5.7 million manufacturing jobs lost since 2000, manufacturers must be globally competitive and we need help by policymakers to ensure that regulations are responsible and cost effective.”

June 30, 2011
IECA Urges House of Representatives to Support H.R. 2250, the “EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011″
“Having lost 5.7 million manufacturing jobs since 2000, the cost effectiveness of regulations are not a luxury, they are an absolute necessity to job retention and creation.”

May 24, 2011
IECA Urges Action on H.R. 1705, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011

April 15, 2011
MeadWestvaco Testimony: Hearing on “The American Energy Initiative: Recent EPA Rulemakings Relating to Boilers, Cement Manufacturing Plants, and Utilities” in the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power

January 10, 2011
IECA Letter to Rep. Issa, Chairman, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
“It is now time for the US to lead again by reforming our regulatory system to one that is cost effective while achieving our nation’s environmental and safety goals.”

2010

November 11, 2010
IECA and 50 Other Trade Associations Urge EPA to Make Changes to Boiler MACT

August 23, 2010
IECA Comments on the EPA Boiler MACT “As proposed, would have significant negative economic impact on manufacturing companies.”

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