BA – 97 – 2-H.R. 1984, Clean Air Regulation Bill

WHEREAS The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed a new ozone and particulate matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard that reduces the standard from PM 10 to PM2. S, and

WHEREAS This decision to promulgate such a major change was made despite the fact that the proposed standards were not supported by EPA’s own Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, or by the Council of Economic Advisors, and

WHEREAS If implemented, this standard will contribute little in the way of health and environmental benefits, but could seriously jeopardize the future of business development on the Western Slope, and

WHEREAS H.R.1984, a bipartisan bill with over 100 co‑sponsors including Chairman Tom Blily and Ranking Democrat John Dingell of the House Commerce Committee, would place a four‑year moratorium on implementing any new standards, as well as a requirement for additional health research and monitoring,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that CLUB 20 supports H.R.1984 and urges the Colorado congressional delegation to help secure its adoption.

 

Adopted 9/12/1997