American Wood Council Applauds House Passage of Bi-Partisan EPA Regulatory Relief Act

Oct 13, 2011
Approval of Senate Legislation Now Needed to Protect U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President Robert Glowinski today issued the following statement regarding House approval of H.R. 2250 – the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011.

"I applaud the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2250 and thank Reps. Morgan Griffith and G.K Butterfield for their leadership in proposing this bipartisan bill.  By voting in favor of this legislation, our elected representatives are helping to protect tens of thousands of jobs that would be in jeopardy due to the high compliance costs associated with the current proposed Boiler MACT rules.

“This bill provides EPA the time it needs to write a more affordable and reasonable set of regulations.  As the economy continues its struggle to gain footing, employers across the country need assurance that their capital investments are well placed.

“The passage of H.R. 2250 is a step in the right direction, and we now encourage the Senate to pass the EPA Regulatory Relief Act to move us further down the path of regulatory certainty.”