23 Dec '14, 2pm

Busting the Myth of “Job-Killing EPA Regulations”

Busting the Myth of “Job-Killing EPA Regulations”

Earlier this month, when EPA proposed a new health-protective air quality standard for the pollutants that form “ozone,” some critics predictably pounced on it as another example of a long string of “job-killing EPA regulations.” Yet last week, we learned that the U.S. economy created about 320,000 new jobs in November, and average wages are starting to rise as the labor market tightens. If you spot some dissonance here, you’re not alone. The claim that EPA regulations kill jobs is belied by the record. In the six years of the Obama administration, the EPA has indeed issued a wide array of regulations: fuel economy standards for cars and trucks, limits on mercury emissions from power plants, lower sulfur gasoline requirements, interstate air pollution curbs, and in, draft form, carbon dioxide emissions limits on coal and gas plants and new standards on ozone. The regulatio...

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