NY Times: Bad Theory, Bad Legislation

Wanted to be sure your saw this editorial in today’s New York Times highlighting how GOP efforts to roll back environmental protections won’t create jobs or strengthen our economy:

Key Point: “These are bad bills, and Senate leaders should stop them from going forward. Weakening clean-air rules would harm public health. And the fundamental premise, that environmental regulation destroys jobs, is simply wrong. Earlier this year, the Economic Policy Institute conducted a study of a proposed rule that would require power plants to reduce emissions of mercury and other airborne toxics. It said that investment in new controls would actually create 92,000 jobs beyond those that might be lost through plant closings and higher electricity prices. Other studies of clean air laws have come to similar conclusions: These rules are job creators, not killers.”