By Sylvio Moralse

My company, Lynda Transportation Services Inc., works with other manufacturers that make advanced components to reduce auto emissions. We care about air quality, and we do not oppose reasonable federal standards to improve it. We do oppose standards that cost far more than they are worth by creating a drag on the economy while generating little to no benefit, such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to lower the existing ozone standard.

For manufacturers in New York City and around the country, lowering the already stringent ozone standard would kill jobs and reduce investment. Manufacturers are working hard to revive manufacturing in New York City, and this proposal would undermine our efforts.

Many regions of the country are still struggling to meet the existing ozone standard. Instead of rewarding all the hard work manufacturers and others have done to reach compliance, the administration wants to move the goalposts. The resources manufacturers will have to devote to meeting the new, too-strict standard will not be available for hiring, expanding or investing in the future of our companies.

The administration needs to rescind this rule and stop getting in the way of the U.S. manufacturing recovery.

Sylvio Morales

Middle Village

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