U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman announced the Manufacturers First Act, H.R. 2792, with the goal of providing relief to Wisconsin’s manufacturers from regulations promulgated by E.P.A.
According to Grothman, “The EPA set National Ambient Air Quality Standards, in particular ozone, at 120 parts per billion (ppb) in 1971, and now the EPA has proposed a new rule of 65 ppb set to take effect in October 2015, which cuts the standard nearly in half since 1971. By 2015 the EPA will have changed ozone standards over five times. Changing it again will damage Wisconsin, specifically counties in the 6th Congressional District, disproportionately more than other states around the country. These regulations also put United States businesses at a comparative disadvantage globally, in particular with countries like China and Russia.”