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Web Date: August 12, 2011

Clean Air Regulations And Jobs

Congress: House bill would require analysis of EPA rules’ impacts on the economy
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: EPA, Clean Air Act, economy

A House committee on July 12 approved a bill that would require Cabinet-level officials to analyze the effects of eight Clean Air Act regulations on employment and the economy.

The Republican-backed measure, H.R. 2401, targets EPA’s greenhouse gas emission controls for refineries and utilities, a rule to reduce power plant pollution that blows across state lines, and a regulation that clamps down on toxic releases from industrial boilers, including those at chemical manufacturing sites. In . . .

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