07 Oct '11, 5am

Democratic Senator Claims EPA Creates Jobs, Health, Wealth

Democratic Senator Claims EPA Creates Jobs, Health, Wealth

California’s Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer (not pictured) today held a press conference in which she touted a twenty-page page foot-noted study showing that complying with the nation’s public health and environmental protection laws has bolstered a $300 billion a year clean technology sector that employs an estimated 1.7 million people. At the hotly attended press conference, she went on: ”Our environmental laws provide major health and economic benefits. For example, the Clean Air Act’s annual benefits by 2020 are expected to prevent 230,000 premature deaths, 200,000 cases of heart attacks, 2.4 million cases of asthma attacks, 120,000 emergency room visits, and 5.4 million lost school days.” The media, as you can imagine, simply ate it up. This is quite a different story than has been duly repeated for months, since the House devoted itself to rolling back the Clean Ai...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/10/07/democratic-senator-cl...

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