AMC: Cutting Edge Newsletter


September 13, 2015 – If you were able to attend this month’s environmental issues breakfast with Attorney General Mark Brnovich you heard him discuss the positive ruling in the “Waters of the U.S. case. Just recently a North Dakota court granted a preliminary injunction to block implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Waters of the U.S.” rule. Thirteen states filed for the injunction, including Arizona, on the basis that the rule asserts federal jurisdiction over broad swaths of land that should remain under state control. Ruling in our favor, the court concluded EPA had developed an “exceptionally expansive” view of its domain under the Clean Water Act, and that the rule “allows EPA regulation of waters that do not bear any effect on the ‘chemical, physical, and biological integrity’ of any navigable-in-fact water.”

This decision is a positive step in pushing back on the rampant overreach of the EPA. With so many similar issues currently in play, it’s refreshing to get positive news on the federal front in regards to rulemaking out of Washington. More to come on this issue and we thank Attorney General Brnovich for keeping this a priority.

The Arizona Manufacturers Council is the leading manufacturing lobbying association at the state capitol and is the official state affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers.



Calling all Arizona manufacturers: You have until September 28th to submit your nominations for the 2015 Manufacturer of the Year awards. The Arizona Manufacturers Council is accepting nominations for Outstanding Small/Medium Manufacturer, Excellence in Innovation, Excellence in Sustainability, and Manufacturer of the Year. Self nominations strongly encouraged.

Click HERE or follow the link below to submit your nomination(s) today:

Winners will be recognized in a professionally produced video featuring their company at the 2015 Arizona Manufacturing Summit and Awards Luncheon on October 30, 2015 at the Arizona Biltmore.

For event registration information, please contact Cylee Gutting at


Washington Post: North Dakota district court blocks controversial ‘Waters of the United States’ rule Posted 08/28/2015

Reuters: U.S. court places hold on federal water protection rule Posted 08/27/2015

The Hill: States: Obama water rule should be blocked nationwide Posted 09/02/2015

Pittsburgh Business Times: Groups say new EPA ozone rules would cost 100K jobs Posted 09/02/2015

The Hill: White House reviews EPA’s ozone pollution rule Posted 08/31/2015

Dayton Business Journal: Guest Column: Mid-game change in EPA Ozone Rule a setback for Dayton manufacturers Posted 08/31/2015

The Hill: Enraging industry, labor board asserts its power under Obama Posted 08/29/2015

Reuters:Unions set sights on e-commerce and manufacturing firms after NLRB ruling Posted 08/28/2015

Wall Street Journal: NLRB’s Joint Employer Attack Posted 08/28/2015