WDMA cautions against EPA overregulation

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According to the US Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), there is an important need to balance environmental and energy concerns with domestic competitiveness of manufacturers.

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WDMA has released its 2015 National Policy Agenda
The US Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has recently released its 2015 National Policy Agenda in which, among a number of agenda items, it has stressed the need to balance environmental and energy concerns with domestic competitiveness of manufacturers – particularly as it relates to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation.
“Manufacturers are leading America’s efforts to develop and deploy innovative energy solutions,” the agenda reads. “While WDMA supports efforts to secure a national energy policy, it is imperative that new policies protect the economic competitiveness of the manufacturing sector.”
Regarding “the broader climate change debate,” WDMA states it supports “market-based and consensus-driven solutions and has concerns that EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act will amount to top-down regulation by the government and stifle manufacturing productivity and innovation.”
Later in the “Environmental Stewardship” section of the agenda, the association maintains the stance that policies regarding climate change “should be based on voluntary, cost effective actions that strike a balance between protection of the environment and our domestic manufacturing competitiveness.”
WDMA touched on the EPA again, noting that the association “supports climate change legislation that does not put domestic manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage with foreign manufacturers or impair our national economy.” It con...



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