China’s Pollution: Challenges for U.S. Trade and Climate Policy

Posted by scapozzola on 06/18/2009

Today, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) holds an "Issues Forum" in Washington, DC that features a discussion on “China’s Pollution: Challenges for US Trade and Climate Policy.” AAM Executive Director Scott Paul will speak, as will Roxanne Brown, Assistant Legislative Director for the United Steelworkers.

Scott Paul will presents the results of the Alliance for American Manufacturing’s widely publicized study, 'An Assessment of Environmental Regulation of the Steel Industry of China.' The report concludes that: “Less stringent standards, lower industry expenditures on environmental controls, a decentralized regulatory structure, and a less effective enforcement program all result in levels of pollution from the Chinese steel industry that are nearly twenty times higher per ton of steel than in the U.S. in the case of overall emissions of particulate matter, and between two and six times higher in the case of other measures of pollutants levels.” Roxanne Brown will discuss the implications of these findings for the on-going debate in the United States regarding the curbing of green house gases. 10:30 am ET, 1776 K Street NW, Wiley Rein LLC.

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