19 Aug '11, 6pm

It's Official: N.E. Clean Fuels Standard Is a Win for the Environment, Businesses and Jobs

Yesterday, it became official: 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states officially published an economic analysis of a Clean Fuels Standard (CFS) for the region, following a leak of the report earlier in the week. The CFS would promote investment in transportation fuels cleaner than gasoline and diesel, leading to less pollution, new business opportunities and more American jobs. Specifically, as described in posts earlier this week (here and here ), the study shows that the CFS could: Create up to 50,000 jobs annually Increase personal disposable income in the region by up to $3.2 billion Grow our state economies by up to nearly $30 billion dollars Reduce our region's dependence on oil by as much as 29 percent Reduce harmful air pollution that causes climate change up to 9 percent The CFS would achieve these results with a market signal that drives down carbon pollution from ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ltonachel/its_official_...

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