Manufacturing has seen better days.
Over the last year, New York’s manufacturers posted the largest job losses of any sector here. And a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds that statewide factory activity fell in June to its lowest level in more than two years.
Yet the Environmental Protection Agency just decided to make matters even worse.
The agency on Thursday issued new rules on “ground-level ozone,” a gas that’s created from car exhaust, factories and gasoline vapors.