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It is estimated that new NAAQS regulations could be the single most costly regulation ever imposed on the American people. The numbers are downright scary…

  • NAAQS could shrink the U.S. economy by $270 billion each year—or by $3.4 trillion from 2017-2040.
  • NAAQS could eliminate the equivalent of 2.9 million full-time jobs every year.
  • NAAQS could drain $1,570 dollars per American household in the form of lost consumption.


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America’s air is clean—and getting cleaner. Harmful emissions have been substantially reduced since the 1970s. And thanks to increased access to and use of natural gas, we’ve lowered greenhouse gas emissions back to levels not seen since the 1990s.

Now the EPA is looking to impose the tightest ozone regulations in history—known as NAAQS. The economic results of such an out-of-touch move could be devastating! Learn the facts and get ready to fight back…

  1. NAAQS stands for National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Enforced and continually tightened by the EPA since 1971, NAAQS regulates “particulate matter” (e.g., dust) and certain gases, such as ozone.
  2. Both human and natural activities contribute to ozone levels. Driving, power plant operations, forest fires, and even plant growth affect ground-level ozone.
  3. Overall, ground-level ozone has decreased 25% since 1980. NAAQS ozone regulations were tightened in 1997 and again in 2008. No scientific evidence shows that lowering ozone further will benefit human health.
  4. Most of America will be unable to meet the EPA’s artificially high NAAQS ozone standards. Even Yellowstone National Park would fall short! In areas that can’t meet the new regulations, the heavy hand of government can come down hard with repercussions. The EPA would have the authority to freeze a lot of economic activity—stopping new energy projects in their tracks and dramatically limiting refining and manufacturing.
  5. The only way to stop new, overreaching NAAQS ozone regulations is for the American people to raise their voices in opposition. Please plan on sharing your views when the public comment period opens.
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