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Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) Praises Passage of Bill to Delay Implementation of Obama Era Ozone Rule

July 19, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) Praises Passage of Bill to Delay Implementation of Obama Era Ozone Rule

Washington, DC- Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) released the following statement regarding the House of Representatives passing H.R. 806, The Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017:

“Under former President Barack Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pushed an out-of-control environmental agenda that included an air quality ozone standard that would have destroyed thousands of West Virginia jobs.

I am proud to work with my colleagues in Congress and President Donald Trump to roll back the oppressive regulatory regime left behind by former President Obama.

Despite the fact that since the 1980’s ozone and air pollution levels have been decreasing, the Obama EPA forced states to comply with multiple standards that were more stringent and impossible to implement. These unattainable standards would have led to millions of job losses across the country and would have especially devastated the energy industry in West Virginia,” said Rep. Mooney.

The Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 allows states to pursue cost-effective and practical implementation of EPA’s ozone standards. It also phases in implementation of the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards and extends the date for final designations under the 2015 standards.

 

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