Chairman Issa Statement on EPA Boiler MACT Rule Delay

May 16, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. —House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to delay implementation of a new rule impacting operators of large boilers:

“EPA’s proposed Boiler MACT rule would put more than 300,000 U.S. jobs at risk. The agency’s decision to delay implementation of this rule is a temporary stay of career execution for these workers, but the greater challenge remains: ending job-killing regulations that push employers overseas.

“President Obama said that some regulations are deeply flawed. That being the case, it’s hard to imagine a better poster-child than the latest incarnation of Boiler MACT .”

A copy of Chairman Issa’s report on job killing regulations noting Boiler MACT is available here: http://1.usa.gov/j3eYl4 and a copy of a letter signed by Reps. Issa, Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WS) is available here: http://1.usa.gov/fxEqpf.

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