Republican Governors Blast EPA’s Latest Job-Killing Mandate

Washington, D.C. – Today 22 Republican governors joined together to call on the Biden Administration to pause the implementation of a recent job-killing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that calls for the unnecessary regulatory overreach of particulate matter.

The letter to the EPA addresses the recent mandate dictated by the EPA that adds burdensome regulations which tighten limits on fine particles in the air, known as PM2.5, without considering the impact to states – namely rural states – and the private sector. The mandate is nothing more than additional red tape that ignores significant progress in addressing fine particulate matter levels and would be disastrous for American industries and job creation.

In the letter, the Republican governors state that the tightening of the PM2.5 standards by the EPA necessitates a coordinated and strategic response to balance economic and environmental interests, not a job-killing, one-size-fits-all mandate.

The letter comes as House and Senate Republicans are also working to pause the EPA’s egregious government overreach through the Congressional Review Act.

Read the full letter here.

Signatories include: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, Arkansas Governor Sarah Sanders, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Idaho Governor Brad Little, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, Missouri Governor Mike Parson, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Utah Governor Spencer Cox, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, and Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon.