Fearing they’ll ‘be next,’ industries unite against Obama’s climate change rules
A coalition of industry heavyweights on Thursday launched what its calling a do-or-die campaign to influence the regulation of U.S. energy production.
Seventy-six business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the American Gas Association, have agreed to dedicate necessary resources to “vigorously participate” in every facet of President Obama’s effort to tackle climate change through regulation, said Karen Harbert, president of the Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.
“We plan to be present every step of the way,” Harbert said.
That includes everything from lobbying to litigation, as well a full-court press on agencies drafting new rules that business groups fear will stunt the nation’s domestic energy boom.