Act Now to Oppose the EPA’s Proposed Particulate Matter (PM) Standards!
Act Now! Don’t let unnecessary new regulations harm our economy and communities. Send a letter to your legislator opposing stricter PM standards today!
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering tightening the regulatory standard for Particulate Matter (PM), which could significantly impact businesses and individuals across the country. The proposed standard would lower the annual health-based standard for fine PM from 12 μg/m3 to a range of 9-10 μg/m3. This policy is unnecessary and could lead to significant consequences.
The Science: Our current standards are already effective. Over the last decade, there has been a 14% improvement in national average PM concentrations. Despite this, the EPA wants to make the standard even more stringent, potentially impacting federal funding for state infrastructure projects like highways if impacted areas can’t comply.
Timing is Not Right: The current reconsideration of the PM standards is discretionary and not required by the Clean Air Act.
Increased Costs: Complying with stricter standards could increase the costs of goods and services, making it more challenging for businesses and families to make ends meet.
Impacts on Businesses and the Economy: The EPA’s proposal could result in up to a 32-fold increase in the number of counties not in compliance with the standards. This would burden state and local governments, threaten our competitiveness, and impact consumers. It could also cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars to attain these unnecessary standards, ultimately affecting consumers during a fragile economic period.
Act now! Send a letter to your legislators today.