“Small businesses and manufacturers are expressing deep concerns about proposed regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) targeting methylene chloride (MCL). The regulations aim to ban most uses of the chemical due to health risks, but industry groups argue that it will have a negative impact on the economy.
The National Federation of Independent Business, American Petroleum Institute, and Ohio Manufacturers’ Association are among the organizations opposing the rules. They claim that the regulations go beyond the EPA’s authority, encroach on workplace safety jurisdiction, and lack proper economic impact assessment. Manufacturers and small businesses fear the potential closures and job losses resulting from the regulations.
Small businesses and manufacturers are sounding the alarm about the economic consequences of proposed EPA regulations on methylene chloride.
Industry groups argue that the regulations exceed the EPA’s authority and encroach on the jurisdiction of workplace safety.
Concerns are raised about the lack of proper economic impact assessment and potential job losses if the rules are implemented.
The National Federation of Independent Business, American Petroleum Institute, and Ohio Manufacturers’ Association are among the organizations opposing the regulations.
Stakeholders emphasize the need to strike a balance between public health protection and economic growth.
The proposed regulations targeting methylene chloride have struck a nerve among small businesses and manufacturers, who see these rules as a potential threat to their livelihoods. It is clear that the EPA’s approach has raised concerns about overreach and the potential for economic fallout. While protecting public health is important, it should not come at the expense of the economy and jobs.
The EPA must carefully consider the industry’s feedback and work towards a solution that balances both health and economic considerations. Collaborative efforts between the EPA, industry stakeholders, and policymakers are necessary to find common ground and ensure the well-being of both workers and the economy.”
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