The Kentucky Chamber joined numerous business groups to sign a multi-association letter to Congress in support of the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week and now moves to the Senate for consideration.
The bill would delay the 2015 ozone standard promulgated by the Obama administration and change the 5-year review cycle for criteria pollutants including ozone to ten years. The 2015 standard overlaps with the 2008 standard causing confusion, wastefulness, and harmful economic impacts as businesses continue to work to comply with the 2008 standard despite requirements from the new standard.
The Kentucky Chamber continues to advocate for environmental regulations that are effective in protecting public health while also ensuring stakeholders are engaged and consideration is given to scientific review and economic impact.