06 Sep '11, 2pm

Bad air day: Obama's smog mistake - Mother Nature Network (blog)

Business groups always cry wolf over environmental regulation and are usually proven wrong. Some are saying now that a tighter ozone law would have cost “millions” of jobs , and that was obviously enough for an unemployment-focused Obama White House to get very nervous — regardless of the facts. Scaremongering works. As the New York Times reported , the utility industry opposed amendments to the Clean Air Act to control acid rain , claiming they would cost “tens of thousands of jobs” and cost $7.5 billion. But the Resources for the Future organization says the actual cost was only $1 billion, and according to the EPA the new law was actually a net job creator due to industry spending and new technology purchases.

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