11 Apr '11, 12pm

How much has the #CleanAirAct benefited the US? (Spoiler alert: A lot.) via @UCSUSA

First, cumulative net benefits for the period 1970 through 1990 were taken from EPA, The Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act: 1970 to 1990 , October 1997 , p. ES-8: $21.7 trillion in 1990 dollars. This was converted to 2010 dollars using an Implicit Price Deflator for the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) , prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and obtained from the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, which yielded $32.95 trillion as the starting point in 1990 for the cumulative net benefit series. Second, annual values for net benefits (in 2006 dollars) for 1991 through 2020 were obtained from Exhibit 6-4, p. 6-5 of Health and Welfare Benefits Analyses to Support the Second Section 812 Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Clean Air Act , Final Report , prepared by Industrial Economics, Inc., for the Office of Air and Radiation, US Environmental Prot...

Full article: http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/solutions/big_pictur...

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