Clean Air Act Issues

Resolved that the National Association of Home Builders urge the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to:

  1.  Withdraw its policy allowing state and local governments to adopt land use controls, including regulating indirect sources of emissions, in exchange for air quality credits unless there are verifiable emissions reductions;
  2. Continue to implement the voluntary diesel retrofit program and provide additional incentive-based options (including financial incentives) for diesel retrofitting;
  3. Cease to allow states to adopt mandatory energy efficiency requirements in exchange for air quality credits;
  4. Set National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone and particulate matter at levels that do not exceed the statutory limit of “requisite to protect the public health” with an “adequate margin of safety” as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court to mean “sufficient, but not more than necessary.”

Resolution originally adopted:
 2014/06 No. 3

Committee with primary jurisdiction:
  • Environmental Issues Committee

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