National Association of Manufacturers supports court injuction against new water regulations

National Association of Manufacturers supports court injuction against new water regulations.
National Association of Manufacturers supports court injuction against new water regulations.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is applauding a U.S. District Court decision in North Dakota that blocks the implementation of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulations in 13 states.

NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the U.S., representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector in all 50 states. The organization’s senior vice president and general counsel, Linda Kelly, said the court decision is good for American manufacturers that would be burdened by the EPA’s WOTUS regulations.

“Manufacturers are responsible stewards of our environment, and protecting our nation’s waters will always be a priority, but we very much agree with the U.S. District Court in North Dakota,” Kelly said. “The regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers was developed through ‘a process that is inexplicable, arbitrary and devoid of a reasoned process.’ This critical decision to delay implementation of this costly rule is a welcome sign for manufacturers who have challenged this regulation in our courts.”

Kelly said NAM will continue to fight and challenge WOTUS regulations, calling them “overreaching and legally dubious.”

NAM’s Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) challenged the regulation in July, joining a coalition of groups that represent manufacturers, agriculture and corporations across the U.S.

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