18 Nov '11, 11am

The GOP says constantly that environmental regulations kill jobs. These numbers prove the opposite:

This post originally appeared at Facing South . 3 -- Number of weeks straight last month that Republicans used their weekly radio address to attack government regulations for killing jobs 0.3 -- Percent of people who lost their jobs in 2010 because of government regulation 25 -- Percent who lost their jobs because of a drop in business demand More than 1,000 -- Number of temporary workers hired by energy giant AEP to build a pollution scrubber for one of its coal-fired power plants in order to meet Clean Air Act regulations 40 -- Number of full-time employees the plant then hired to monitor the scrubber 1,600 -- Number of temporary jobs created by installing scrubbers at two PSE&G coal plants 24 -- Number of permanent jobs the installation created 35 -- Percent increase in boilermaker jobs from 1999 to 2001 alone due to Clean Air Act regulations 200,000 -- Number of person...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/green-jobs/2011-11-18-by-the-numbers...

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