Equipment Manufacturers Support Nomination of Regan to EPA Administrator
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater sent a letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chair Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capitol (R-W.Va.) supporting the confirmation of the Honorable Michael Regan to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
“In his previous role, we valued Secretary Regan’s commitment to government-industry partnerships and his understanding of how industries like ours are integrating innovative technologies into our operations, whether that is through precision agriculture techniques to ensure more efficient harvests for farmers or deploying smart technology to promote sustainable construction practices in the execution of infrastructure projects,” the letter reads. “We look forward to working with Secretary Regan to support policies that impact the men and women of the industry – policies such as the Renewable Fuel Standard and the phase down of hydrofluorocarbon use. We are confident that Secretary Regan will provide the leadership needed to advance the mutual goals of the equipment manufacturing industry to build, power, and feed the U.S. in an innovative and sustainable manner."
Read the letter here.
Equipment manufacturers support one in eight manufacturing jobs in America, and the 2.8 million men and women of our industry make the equipment that build, power, and feed the world and positively impact the lives of every American every day. To learn more about the economic contribution of U.S. equipment manufacturers, visit www.aem.org/impact.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 2.8 million jobs in the U.S. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $288 billion a year to the U.S. economy.