09 Nov '11, 4pm

When Ozone Drops, Farm Workers Step Up the Pace

Getty Images Migrant workers harvesting parsley in Wellington, Colo. Opponents of stricter regulation of air pollution typically argue that jobs would be lost if the federal government tightened limits on industrial emissions of ozone. A new study presents a counterpoint: lower ozone levels seem to increase worker productivity. “We wanted to flip the idea of regulation on its head and view it from another perspective,” said Matthew J. Neidell, an economist and a co-author of the study, published as a working paper by the nonpartisan National Bureau of Economic Research. “Maybe pollution regulation can help jobs and economic growth.” The issue came to the fore in early September, when President Obama announced that he would not support a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency to tighten the federal ozone standard because it would pose too heavy a burden on business...

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