Contact: Timothy Svoboda, (202) 225-2476

(Sheboygan, Wis.) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be holding a field briefing on May 1, 2018 on the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan campus. The subject of the briefing will be pollutants, ozone standards and the impact on local jobs, with a focus on the national one-size-fits-all ozone standard imposed on Sheboygan County.

“The EPA’s application of the Clean Air Act’s ambient air quality standards have, for years, been devastating to businesses and motorists in Sheboygan County.”

“The reason Sheboygan County has been saddled with restrictive air quality standards for years is due to the placement of a sensor in its air monitor network that logs ozone pollution from other areas as pollution from Sheboygan County.”

“More industrial areas on Lake Michigan, such as Chicago, create ozone pollution, which is blown over the lake and into Sheboygan County. The result is higher readings for the sensors placed along the lake. The subsequent regulations imposed on Sheboygan County because of these readings do not reduce pollutants created elsewhere.”

“The readings on these particular sensors are inconsistent with those in the rest of the state and you only need to go a few miles inland to see this.”

“The most devastating consequence of this is the direct limitation on economic growth. Companies are required to jump through unnecessary hoops in order to expand, discouraging many to do so.”

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