31 Jul '13, 4pm

Climate change hurts economy, EPA chief says

Climate change hurts economy, EPA chief says

Environmental regulations don't kill jobs. In fact, they might be the only way to stop manmade climate change from killing the economy. That was the message U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy delivered Tuesday in a speech at Harvard Law School, her first public address since taking office two weeks ago. McCarthy made it clear climate change will be her main focus at the EPA — and that, like President Obama, she sees carbon emissions as a danger to economic stability. "Climate change isn't an environmental issue," McCarthy said. "It is a fundamental economic challenge for us. It is a fundamental economic challenge internationally." Climate change promotes natural disasters like droughts, fires, storms and floods, all of which can disrupt commerce and cripple economic growth. Superstorm Sandy shut down much of the U.S. Northeast last year, for example, ...

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