WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement applauding the passage of legislation to phase in implementation of the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards to ensure states have time to properly comply with the appropriate standards:
“As a proud Eagle Scout I have always lived by the mantra “leave your campsite better than you have found it,” and that especially applies when we talk about cleaning our air and preserving our earth. Since 1908, we have reduced ozone levels by nearly one-third and they are continuing to trend downward. However, currently, states are facing the prospect of simultaneously complying with two different sets of standards which is confusing, costly, and inefficient. Today’s bill builds upon the progress that we have made while giving states more time to comply with these standards. I believe it is critical that we continue to make strides in cleaning our air while providing states with more flexibility so we can ensure communities aren’t saddled with regulatory costs that stifle job creation and cripple our economy.”
To learn more about H.R. 806, Ozone Standards Implementation Act, click here.
Caroline Boothe, Communications Director