WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) applauds the House Energy & Commerce Committee for passing H.R. 4775, the “Ozone Implementation Act of 2016” and urges the House of Representatives to take further action on this critical piece of legislation.
“This legislation provides a common-sense implementation plan that maintains air quality improvements without unnecessarily straining the economy or state and local resources. Significant investments and job growth opportunities from the refining and petrochemical industries, and others, are threatened by the current implementation schedule for the 2015 ozone standards. That is why we have been working with over 200 other national trade associations, state and local business groups, and chambers of commerce to gain congressional support of this legislation,” said AFPM President Chet Thompson.”
AFPM members across the country are responsible for manufacturing virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel other fuels and home heating oil as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of products vital to everyday life.
Read the letter sent to Congressional leadership in support of H.R. 4775, the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016.”