08 Jul '11, 8pm

Reducing Air Pollution is Well Worth the Cost

Reducing Air Pollution is Well Worth the Cost

One side says this new rule will save tens of thousands of lives and improve air quality for 240 million Americans. They're absolutely right. The other side says the rule is costly and unnecessary and will kill countless jobs. While this is mostly coal-industry spin, there is a kernel of truth to it. Implementing pollution controls on out-of-date coal-fired power plants is somewhat expensive, and if some plants choose to close down rather than modernizing, jobs will be lost. But as Harvard economist Robert Stavins explains , this is a more than worthwhile tradeoff. "It doesn't mean that there are no costs, but the benefits of the transport rule in terms of human health protection tremendously outweigh the costs of this," he told NPR. Ultimately, that is what this rule comes down to. There are unintended consequences to nearly every action the government takes, but as a soc...

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