11 Oct '11, 5pm

Regulating Coal Ash Could Create 28,000 Jobs #greenjobs #coal #jobs

Regulating Coal Ash Could Create 28,000 Jobs #greenjobs #coal #jobs

The Stockholm Environment Institute-U.S. Center at Tufts University, which released the report , says the industry calculation of job loss is based primarily on a one-percent increase in electricity prices, which in turn is based on incorrect use of an estimate in an unpublished academic paper. The report's author used an industry estimate of how much stricter regulations would cost to implement—an estimate the author says is much higher than the EPA's—and found a much different outcome than what industry has been saying: The analysis shows that new spending required for compliance with strict regulation of coal ash, including expenditures for waste management, wastewater treatment, and construction and operation of facilities and equipment, combined with the effects of the resulting electricity rate increases, would result in a net gain of 28,000 jobs. Lisa Evans, an atto...

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