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Upton Comments on EPA Delay of Devastating Ozone Regulations

Upton: "The EPA should stand down altogether from any action that will further hamstring our fragile economy."

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Washington, DC, Dec 8, 2010 | Sean C. Bonyun ((202) 225-3761) | comments

Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), incoming Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, made the following statement today in regards to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement that it was delaying release of revised guidelines for ground-level ozone.  Some estimates predict the new guidelines would result in nearly 7 million lost jobs and cost $1 trillion annually.

"At a time of near double-digit unemployment, the EPA should stand down altogether from any action that will further hamstring our fragile economy," said Upton.  "The EPA’s relentless efforts to change the standard will send a devastating economic shockwave coast to coast, threatening every community with increased costs to industry, permitting delays, and restrictions on economic development.  Let’s refocus our efforts on putting folks back to work."

Upton recently wrote a column detailing the devastating impact EPA regulations have had upon jobs and the economy in The Washington Times - read Upton's article HERE.

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