February 7, 2024

Cassidy Blasts New Biden EPA Regulations on Particulate Matter

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) issued the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final particulate matter (PM) rule:

“The U.S. has made major strides in improving air quality while growing and powering our economy,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Today’s final rule ignores this progress and incentivizes manufacturing to move their jobs to China away from Louisiana. Congress must step in to fix this new red tape that kills American jobs.”

According to the EPA, the national average of PM 2.5 has decreased 42% from 2000 to 2022. Between 1970 and 2022, the combined emissions of the six criteria air pollutants measured by EPA dropped by 78%.