MEI has written previously about the negative impacts to Mississippi communities that could come with EPA’s lower ozone standard. Ozone non-attainment is the term for communities who do not comply with EPA’s methodology for measuring ozone compliance, but non-attainment, in simple terms, means economic sanctions with severe restrictions on industrial expansion. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as several states, have filed suit against the EPA over the agency’s new proposed limits governing surface level ozone. Both organizations cite the crippling effect such “unworkable” standards would have on American business. Read more here. 
“Manufacturers across the United States need regulations that provide balance and allow us to be globally competitive.”
– Linda Kelly, NAM’s senior vice president and general counsel