89 Climate Change articles


ARB workshops kickoff next round of climate change regulations
 Oct. 16, 2017

Last week, Air Resources Board (ARB) staff conducted two workshops on the future of California’s efforts to combat global climate change. The workshops noted a number of changes that follow the successful passage of legislation to reform and ...
Greenhouse gas reduction fund plan takes shape; industry support threatened
 Aug. 28, 2017

Budget sub-committees in the Assembly and Senate held hearings last week to discuss plans for spending the revenue generated from the sale of allowances under the cap-and-trade auctions. The long line of organizations making requests for their ...
Clearing the air on cap-and-trade
 July 24, 2017

Last week the California State Legislature debated and passed an extension of California's cap-and-trade program, a central tool in the state's effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Opponents of cap and trade claim that it will ...
Help pass cost-effective CA climate change policy
 July 14, 2017

Urge your legislators to control costs of climate change policy to protect California's jobs & economy. CMTA supports AB 398 (Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella) and AB 617 (Cristina Garcia, D-Downey). In a press release last week, CMTA ...
Debate over future of cap-and-trade continues
 June 26, 2017

As summer officially begins and the temperatures rise, the heat around a deal to extend California's cap-and-trade program continues to increase. In late May, the State Assembly failed to pass a bill that extended a weakened cap-and-trade ...
Cap-and-Trade extension debate still under way
 June 9, 2017

With Governor Jerry Brown indicating that the Legislature needs to pass legislation to extend the Cap-and-Trade program by the end of June, the time is running short to get a deal in print. California’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) ...
Assembly rejects climate CMTA-opposed legislation
 June 2, 2017

Late Thursday night, the Assembly failed to pass CMTA-opposed AB 378 (Cristina Garcia, D-Downey).This was a big win for CMTA and the numerous industry groups that opposed the bill from the start. Amendments to the bill proposed to strip most ...
Cap-and-trade extension slips into Assembly budget plan
 May 19, 2017

Last week on very late notice, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Resources added to their agenda adoption of language to extend the cap-and-trade program reflecting the language of AB 378 (C. Garcia) that calls for limiting GHG emissions at the ...
State Senate enters the fray over cap-and-trade program
 May 5, 2017

On May 1st, Senator Bob Wieckowski introduced SB 775, a complete rewrite of the state's cap-and-trade program that would use money raised from taxing carbon emissions to give rebates to consumers. The measure would allow the state to charge a ...
ARB scoping plan update workshop March 28th
 March 19, 2017

After announcing a delay in the timing to adopt the 2030 Scoping Plan Update during their February Board meeting, the Air Resources Board (ARB) has scheduled the next workshop to discuss the plan and the path toward a 40 percent below 1990 level ...
Legislature establishes new climate change committee
 March 3, 2017

Within the last week, both Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Southgate) and the Senate Rules Committee under the leadership of Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced their appointments to the newly created Joint Legislative ...
2030 climate change scoping plan delayed
 Feb. 17, 2017

In response to criticism from environmental justice and industry groups regarding the speed at which ARB was moving to adopt the 2030 Scoping Plan, the Board moved during Thursday’s board meeting (February 16th) to delay adoption of the ...
Climate change keeps center stage with ARB action on cap-and-trade
 Feb. 2, 2017

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) plans to hold its next workshop on the Cap-and-Trade amendments on February 14th, known to the romantics among us as Valentine’s Day. You may recall that ARB released the most recent changes to the ...
Updated scoping plan aims to reduce GHG emissions another 40% by 2030
 Jan. 27, 2017

On Friday, January 27th, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) held their first workshop on an updated version of the 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan to reduce state greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). California's original climate change law ...
California climate change symposium to take place amidst major questions
 Jan. 20, 2017

The Natural Resources Agency, CalEPA, and Governor’s Office of Planning and Research will convene the California Climate Change Symposium 2017 January 25-26th in Sacramento. Participants in the Symposium will discuss impacts of climate ...
Governor Brown proposes cap and trade extension
 Jan. 13, 2017

In his proposed 2017-18 budget Governor Jerry Brown plans to spend $2.2 billion out of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) for various programs designed to reduce GHG emissions from a number of sources. However, legislators cannot start to ...
ARB releases 2030 Target Scoping Plan
 Dec. 2, 2016

California Air Resources Board (ARB) today released its initial draft plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The plan builds on the state’s efforts to reach its more immediate goal of reducing ...
Air resources board discusses Cap and Trade amendment
 Sept. 23, 2016

On Thursday, September 22, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) discussed for the first time significant amendments to the cap and trade program. There was a mix of opinions from commenters on the draft regulation, including significant ...
Explaining California’s cap & trade to Yale students
 Sept. 16, 2016

Earlier this week I spoke at Yale about the intersection of climate change policy and environmental justice as part of a panel for the initial 2016-17 Diverse Voices Series at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The panel convened ...
Governor signs climate change legislation
 Sept. 9, 2016

Earlier this week, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 32 (Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills) and AB 197 (Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella) at a park overlooking downtown Los Angeles. The view provided another example of how much cleaner California air is ...
Major climate change legislation fails to address industry concerns, but passes Legislature
 Aug. 26, 2016

Earlier this week, the Legislature voted to pass SB 32 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and AB 197 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) to impose new, more stringent mandates to reduce greenhouse gas emissions primarily ...
Will the Legislature write another blank check to CARB?
 July 29, 2016

When the Legislature returns Monday, August 1st they will have hundreds of bills to address with final actions for the 2015-16 session. Top of the list of manufacturing priority bills is SB 32 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) that gives ...
ARB cap-and-trade amends announced
 July 15, 2016

California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) has released its draft amendments to extend the Cap-and-Trade Program beyond 2020, broaden the Program through linkages with other jurisdictions, comply with the federal Clean Power Plan, ...
New climate change goal bill moves forward
 July 1, 2016

This week Senate Bill 32 (Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills) passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on a party-line vote moving California one step closer to a 2030 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels, ...
ARB leakage reports acknowledge economic impacts
 May 20, 2016

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently released a trio of long awaited “leakage” reports indicating that additional costs imposed by the cap-and-trade program affect production activity, employment and value-added services in ...
California's GHG reduction projects cost 100 times more than carbon price
 May 13, 2016

The Californians for Affordable and Reliable Energy (CARE) coalition put out research this week on the 218 projects that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has listed for greenhouse gas emission reductions. According to CARB’s data the ...
Cap and trade program questioned by state appellate court
 April 29, 2016

In 2013, a state trial court found against the California Chamber of Commerce and Morning Star Packing Company in a case challenging the constitutionality of California’s cap-and-trade program. While parties in the case wait to present oral ...
Fed Update: California MFG and U.S. TPP
 April 20, 2016

Debate continues to rage over the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) international trade deal, with labor and presidential candidates taking shots at the agreement, and business advocates trying to explain its importance and value for the future of the ...
Fed Update: NAM testifies on regs at House Small Biz Committee
 April 15, 2016

U.S. manufacturers are facing an increasingly difficult regulatory environment. On April 14, Rosario Palmieri, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) vice president of labor, legal and regulatory policy, took that message to Congress. Palmieri ...
Legislative lawyers cast doubt on ARB’s post-2020 authority
 April 22, 2016

In a Senate Budget Sub-Committee hearing earlier this week on the Governor’s proposed 2016-17 budget for the Air Resources Board (ARB), Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) raised the issue of the legality of proposals to extend the Governor’s ...
U.S. Labor Dept. "persuader rule"
 March 24, 2016

The U.S. Labor Department released the final version of a rule to require employers to disclose relationships with consultants hired to “persuade workers not to form a union or support a union’s collective bargaining position.” ...
Fed Update: Survey shows MFG preparing for challenges in 2016
 March 11, 2016

According to the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) quarterly survey, 56 percent of manufacturers were either somewhat or very positive about their own company’s outlook, representing the fifth consecutive quarter in which ...
Caterpillar CEO calls TPP’s Passage “Critical"
 Feb. 19, 2016

Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman urged the Administration and Congress this week to move forward on a Trans-Pacific Partnership Program (TPP) deal when speaking to reporters. He “expressed confidence” that congressional leaders and the ...
Fed Update: NAM calls on Presidential candidates to discuss manufacturing issues
 Feb. 12, 2016

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President Jay Timmons said this week during the association's manufacturing road show that he “doesn’t like what he’s hearing” from the presidential candidates as they make ...
Fed Update: New factory orders continue to slide
 Feb. 5, 2016

New factory orders in the U.S. fell 2.9 percent in December, according to the Census Bureau, declining for the fourth time in the past five months. The orders decreased from $470 billion in November to $456 billion in December, its lowest level ...
MFG looking to shape national election
 Jan. 28, 2016

This week the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) kicked off its 2016 State of Manufacturing Tour.  Their schedule will take them to busy shop floors, cutting-edge training facilities and trailblazing schools. Their goal is to shape the ...
Fed Update: NAM & manufacturers win on WOTUS rule
 Jan. 14, 2016

By a 253–166 margin, the U.S. House joined the Senate this week in voting to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The National Association of Manufacturers’ ...
Fed Update: Slight downtick in MFG construction, but overall picture still good
 Jan. 6, 2016

According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the U.S. Census Bureau said that the country’s private manufacturing spending fell four percent in November. The value of private construction put in place in the manufacturing ...
FED UPDATE - NAM study says 'Cadillac Tax' could cost $3,800 per household in income
 Dec. 10, 2015

A National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) study released this week on the employee benefits tax, also referred to as the “Cadillac tax,” finds disastrous consequences for manufacturers and the middle class. The study, Heads Up: ...
FED UPDATE: Highways and Ex-Im Bank pass to the President's desk
 Dec. 4, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate took action this week to pass two manufacturing priorities: robust funding in our nation’s infrastructure and a long-term reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. With congressional ...
Fed Update: Administration rejects Keystone pipeline
 Nov. 16, 2015

After seven long years of hurdles and delays, TransCanada Corporation’s permit application to build the Keystone XL pipeline received an outright rejection on November 6. The Nationl Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has repeatedly called for ...
Fed Update: Bipartisan House coalition revives Ex-Im Bank reauthorization
 Oct. 27, 2015

A group of over 40 U.S. House Republicans joined with Democrats Monday to revive the US Export-Import Bank. According to the Washingotn Post the lawmakers “took advantage of the leadership vacuum in recent weeks to flex some procedural ...
Fed Update: Manufacturers want Congressional action following EPA ozone ruling
 Oct. 12, 2015

On Thursday, October 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-anticipated final ozone rule, lowering the federal air quality standard for ground-level ozone from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70 ppb. For the last year and ...
Fed update: Ozone Rule moves to White House in final stage
 Sept. 17, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final ozone regulation moved to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on August 28. As a result of a court order, the final rule must be released no later than October 1, leaving the ...
Fed Update: NAM 's 3rd quarter survey shows manufacturers continue to feel economic challenges
 Sept. 10, 2015

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reports that its third-quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey shows that nearly “80 percent of manufacturers continue to cite an unfavorable business climate as the top business ...
Fed update: Ex-Im Bank expiration hurts manufacturing jobs
 Aug. 28, 2015

Last month Congress failed American workers by letting the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank expire. That means the Bank is now closed for business, jeopardizing pending sales and thousands of U.S. jobs that depend on selling goods overseas. For ...
Fed Update on new GHG rules for existing and new power plants
 Aug. 5, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations for power plants on Monday, creating a final standard for existing power plants that is more stringent than what was proposed originally. Every sector of ...
NAM launches ozone ad campaign: If parks can't comply, how can your community?
 July 30, 2015

Two months from the expected release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new ozone rule, a regulation that could be the most expensive in U.S. history, the  National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is turning up the volume ...
U.S. DOL issues new independent contractor classification guidance, stating that “most workers” are employees
 July 23, 2015

****** This piece was published by Hogan Lovells on July 20 , 2015 ****** On July 15, 2015, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued new guidance that is meant to clarify when an employer can properly classify a worker as an ...
Fed Update: Ex-Im Bank in jeopardy
 July 9, 2015

Last week, Congress failed American workers by letting the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank expire. That means the Bank is now closed for business, jeopardizing pending sales and thousands of U.S. jobs that depend on selling goods overseas. ...
Fed Update: Urge Congress to re-authorize Ex-Im Bank
 June 30, 2015

The U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank is closing its doors this week to thousands of U.S. manufacturers and their workers. Congress failed to extend the agency’s charter before recessing last week, and all new projects are frozen until Congress ...
Fed Update: Fast-Track Trade Authority legislation is off to President Obama
 June 25, 2015

After a week-long battle in both chambers of Congress, the Senate, by a 60-38 vote, passed the fast-track trade authority bill this week. The bill had already been approved by the House, and now makes its way  to President Obama for his ...
FED UPDATE: Future of MFG at stake in today's TPA vote in Congress
 June 12, 2015

This is it. By the time you get this, the U.S. House of Representatives will have likely voted on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The U.S. Senate has already approved TPA  and today’s House vote was scheduled for 1:00 p.m.  ...
Fed Update -- Caterpillar on national infrastructure: "Act quickly before we lose opportunities"
 May 7, 2015

  Frank Crespo, with CMTA member company Caterpillar, and former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour penned an important piece this week for "The Hill" on opportunities that could be lost if Congress doesn't act quickly on ...
Fed Update: Manufacturers rally behind Trade Promotion Authority legislation
 April 28, 2015

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) coordinated a letter last week with over 280 organizations (including CMTA) representing millions of companies and workers from nearly every sector that urged Congressional passage of Trade Promotion ...
Fed Update: 2015 skills gap in MFG report
 April 9, 2015

The Manufacturing Institute released its updated 2015 Skills Gap Report this month. First published in 2001 the Report was a landmark study identifying the mismatch between the skills of available workers and skills that manufacturers demand. The ...
Fed update: U.S. factory orders rise for first time since July
 April 1, 2015

The U.S. Commerce Department reported Thursday that U.S. factory orders increased 0.2 percent in February, the first time orders have risen since July. The Associated Press noted that the Commerce Department revised the January numbers, with ...
Fed update: Retaliation threat looms for U.S. manufacturers
 April 1, 2015

The National Association of Manufacturers testified last week before a House Agriculture subcommittee on an imminent international trade risk to a broad range of manufacturers in the United States. The hearing explored the implications of potential ...
Fed Update: CMTA board member Solar Turbines highlights free trade
 March 18, 2015

Did you know that prior to 2007, every president since Franklin Roosevelt has had Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)? Free trade is essential to manufacturing's global competitiveness. For example CMTA members Caterpillar and its subsidiary Solar ...
Fed Update: Urge Congress to reject the 'ambush election' rule!
 March 13, 2015

Our friends at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) tell us the U.S. House of Representatives will vote soon on the Senate’s resolution of disapproval expressing their discontent with the procedures that the National Labor Relations ...
Fed Update: Ex-Im reauthorization held up
 Feb. 26, 2015

U.S. senators said on Wednesday they are working on a bipartisan plan to keep the U.S. Export-Import Bank open but the treatment of coal-fired power projects is holding up a final deal. The House Republican bill would suspend rules limiting Ex-Im ...
Fed Update: NAM calling national attention to port slowdown
 Feb. 19, 2015

During week two of the National Association of Manufacturing's State of Manufacturing Tour, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons delivered a strategy for securing manufacturing and economic growth during several stops in the states of ...
Federal Update from NAM: President's proposed 'Death Tax' threatens manufacturers
 Jan. 26, 2015

In his State of the Union address on January 20, President Obama proposed a new tax that would directly impact many small and medium manufacturers. The President’s plan would layer another tax on family-owned businesses when they’re ...
Fed Update from NAM: President rolls out new methane rules
 Jan. 15, 2015

The Washington Times reports that President Obama’s new standards on methane emissions are “an ambitious goal of reducing those emissions by 45 percent over the next decade and again drawing the ire of many in the energy industry.” ...
Fed Update from NAM: New ozone regulation jeopardizes manufacturing comeback
 Nov. 26, 2014

Today the National Association of Manufacturers President Jay Timmons penned the following note to the manufacturing community about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of an expanded national ozone standard. Note ...
Fed Update from NAM: Federal regulations cost U.S. economy more than $2 trillion
 Sept. 18, 2014

New NAM study shows small manufacturers in California and Nationwide face more than three times the burden of the average U.S. business. Complying with federal regulations costs Americans $2.028 trillion in lost economic growth annually, or roughly ...
Fed Update: New EPA Ozone Rules Could Be Costliest in U.S. History
 Aug. 1, 2014

A potentially stricter ozone regulation proposal due from the Obama Administration in December 2014 could be the costliest in the nation’s history, according to a new study conducted by NERA Economic Consulting for the the National Association ...
Fed Update: Ex-Im reauthorization about jobs and economy
 July 9, 2014

Amid the continuing debate on the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank’s reauthorization, The Hill publication highlighted the stances of various politicians, including incumbents and challengers, on renewing the charter of the Ex-Im Bank. Senators ...
Fed Update on Skills gap
 June 27, 2014

In 2011, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute, and Deloitte released the Skills Gap in Manufacturing report that found there were as many as 600,000 open jobs in manufacturing.  That report earned ...
Fed alert from NAM: Ask your member of Congress to stop the Ambush Election Rule
 March 5, 2014

Over the past five years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued decisions and proposed rules that are harmful to employer-employee relations and the ability of manufacturers to create jobs. One of the most harmful actions is their ...
Fed Update from NAM: Manufacturers laud release of comprehensive tax package
 Feb. 26, 2014

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman issued this statement in response to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s (R-MI) release this week of a discussion ...
Fed update from NAM: Manufacturers challenge President to turn talk into growth after SOS
 Jan. 29, 2014

Manufacturers issued a challenge in advance of the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 28, making clear what they wanted to hear from President Obama. Over the next year, the President and Congress, in partnership with manufacturers and ...
Fed Update from NAM: New survey shows manufacturers struggling under the Affordable Care Act
 Dec. 11, 2013

The latest National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers shows that skyrocketing health care costs and the troubled implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have created a significant and harmful level of ...
Fed UPDATE from NAM: Manufacturers continue to press for Trade Promotion Authority bill
 Dec. 6, 2013

Manufacturers are in discussions with key U.S. House and Senate trade committees and offices, along with the Administration, to forge a path forward on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). With trade ministers from the United States and the 11 other ...
Fed Update from NAM: Considering New Capital Investments in the U.S.?
 Nov. 24, 2013

Are You Considering New Capital Investments in the United States?  Join senior executives from the National Association of Manufacturers, Toyota, General Electric, Alcoa, BASF Corporation, BP America and other leading companies at a major new ...
Fed Update from NAM: Improper Class Actions continue to dog manufacturers
 Nov. 8, 2013

This week, the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action again urged the Supreme Court to review lower court decisions that certified class actions in two product liability cases involving washing machines. The class action mechanism is supposed ...
NAM/CMTA Release: Manufacturers thank Congressional Representatives for Debt Limit increase
 Oct. 23, 2013

The Debt Limit increase passed last week in Washington DC was critical to California manufacturers’ competitiveness.  Following the agreement to reopen the government and increase the country’s borrowing authority, National ...
Fed Update from NAM -- Survey shows concerns over health care costs, fed debt, regs
 Sept. 17, 2013

The latest National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers shows that concerns over rising health care costs, our nation’s long-term fiscal challenges and increasing regulatory burdens continue to ...
Fed Update from NAM: Don't miss discussion with Congressman Tony Cardenas
 Aug. 21, 2013

On Wednesday, October 16, 2013  the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) will host a Congressional Dialogue with Representative Tony Cárdenas. The program will be held at Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. in North ...
FED UPDATE from NAM: Manufacturers lead push for expanded trade
 July 24, 2013

A top goal of the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) Growth Agenda is to create jobs and drive growth in the United States by enabling manufacturers to reach the 95 percent of consumers living outside our borders. To help ...
NAM Joins Fight for Legal Reform in the States
 Jan. 28, 2005

Over the last fifty years, tort costs in the U.S. have increased more than a hundredfold, to more than $246 billion annually. That amounts to $845 per person in the United States. That's why the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) this week ...
Federal Update: The National Assoc. of Manufacturers Blasts Frivolous Lawsuit Against Electric Utilities
 Aug. 4, 2004

The National Association of Manufacturers today condemned as "frivolous" the latest environmental lawsuit brought by eight state attorneys general and New York City’s corporation counsel against five of the nation’s leading ...
Federal Class Action Reform Bill Action Critical
 May 28, 2004

When Congress reconvenes after the Memorial Day holiday, an important vote will be taken on S. 2062 to reform how class action suits may be brought to ensure fair treatment for claimants and defendants. The bill would clarify that federal courts ...
Asbestos Deal Sought for This Year
 Oct. 17, 2003

US Senate leaders are trying to craft a deal on asbestos litigation reform before the end of this session. The bill, S.1125 (Orin Hatch, R-UT), would replace the existing court system with a large trust fund to be funded by defendent companies and ...
Asbestos Update at the Federal Level
 Oct. 2, 2003

Since the 1970s, companies have paid an estimated $54 billion in settlements and legal costs related to asbestos litigation. To date, more than 60 companies have filed for bankruptcy. And there is no end in sight � claims could continue for ...
President Bush Creates New Assistant Secretary to Aid Manufacturing Industry
 Sept. 8, 2003

To help address the challenges and job losses facing American manufacturing, President Bush announced that he will create a new Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services position within the Department of Commerce. In a Labor Day speech in ...
CMTA-Supported Class Action Reform Effort Making Progress in Congress
 July 7, 2003

Federal legislation to provide for meaningful Class Action reform is making progress and would go a long way towards restoring fairness and balance to the nation's legal system. The U.S. House of Representatives voted (253-170) to approve H.R. ...
New Study Warns of Eroding U.S. Manufacturing Base - Confirms Manufacturings Importance to American Living Standards
 June 13, 2003

Manufacturing has been the engine for healthy economic growth and good jobs in our nation, but intense global competition and the rising cost of doing business in the U.S. threaten our manufacturing base and our future living standards. Those are ...
Federal Legislative Alert - Asbestos Litigation Reform
 June 3, 2003

Asbestos litigation could cost our economy $275 billion dollars (RAND Study)more than the 09/11 attacks, the Enron collapse, or all of the Superfund sites combined. The Problem?-- most of the people filing lawsuits arent sick. Claims have been ...
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