Tuesday, April 21, 2015

EPA's Clean Power Plan Will Create Quarter-Million Jobs

New study shows that job gains, not the losses the industry predicted, would follow if new carbon rules are implemented.

Merrimack coal-fired power station in New Hampshire. (Credit: PSNH) Click to Enlarge.
The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to crack down on carbon pollution from power plants would create more than a quarter of a million additional jobs, according to a new analysis by economists using a trusted, sophisticated model.

The findings support the EPA's argument that the benefits of its approach exceed the costs, and undermine the claims of the fossil fuel industry that the rules would cripple the economy.

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