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Hitting Back on the Job-Killing Meme

09 Feb 2011  |   Damien Shirley

Tags: Clean Air, Administration

Recently, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has been hitting back on the idea that environmental regulations kill jobs.

Speaking to a green jobs conference, Jackson said the Clean Air Act has provided "trillions of dollars in health benefits" and that "[t]he total benefits of the Clean Air Act amount to more than 40 times the cost of regulation. For every dollar we have spent, we've gotten $40 in benefits in return."

At the same conference, green investor group Ceres released a report finding that that the EPA's new air quality rules will create nearly 1.5 million new jobs over the next five years.

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