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McCarthy’s Ozone Regulation Reform Moves Forward

May 18, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act, which McCarthy is an original cosponsor of. Congressman McCarthy released the following statement as the bill now is ready for consideration by the House of Representatives:


“The Valley has proven we can clean our air while simultaneously growing our economy. Our residents and local businesses have worked hard to make our community a wonderful place to work, live, and raise a family. This achievement should be celebrated, not dismissed as the Obama Administration seems intent to do. Through the Administration’s new ozone rule, communities like ours – those that face geographic challenges and naturally occurring ozone – will be punished. Everyone’s shared goal is a healthier and more prosperous Central Valley, but saddling our communities with a new unattainable standard and then penalizing us for failing to meet it could potentially slow down current work on meeting the challenging air quality requirements already on the books. I want to commend Chairman Upton, Chairman Whitfield, and Congressman Olson on today’s action, which is an important step to restoring common sense for the common good while continuing the efforts to clean the air we all breathe.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to expeditiously bring H.R. 4775 up in the full House for a vote.”