The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) will set the record straight and highlight the concerted, coordinated campaign being waged by trial lawyers, public officials, deep-pocketed foundations and other activists who have sought to undermine and weaken manufacturers in the United States.
For several years, this coordinated network of special interests has been waging a campaign to disparage U.S. manufacturers with a focus on America’s largest energy manufacturers. Their legally dubious tactic is the use of tort litigation and taxpayer-funded, politically-motivated investigations by public officials, all supported by well-known activists, plaintiffs’ attorneys, sympathetic academics and friendly journalism outlets.
Left unchecked, this coordinated campaign jeopardizes the ability of all manufacturers to continue growing and providing jobs to millions of Americans. Misguided and politically-motivated legal attacks serve only to undermine the nation’s legal system, our manufacturing base, and our economy, leading us down a slippery slope in which no successful sector of our economy is safe from attack.
The MAP is a project of the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) which serves as the leading voice of manufacturers in the nation’s courts. The MCLA engages in a proactive legal strategy to advance policy objectives and advocate for strategic manufacturing interests. The MCLA team works to rein in regulatory overreach, protect hard-fought legislative gains and ensure a level playing field for manufacturers.