Why EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Rule is Good for the Economy and America’s Workforce

Source: Charles J. Cicchetti,Senior Advisor to Navigant Consulting Inc., July 2011

From the press release:
Washington, DC – A study issued today finds that the benefits of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Utility Toxics Rule (also known as the Utility MACT) are even greater than found in the conservative analysis done by the Agency. The report, “Why EPA’s Mercury and Toxics Rule is Good for the Economy and America’s Workforce,” authored by Charles J. Cicchetti Ph.D, a senior advisor to Navigant Consulting, Inc., finds that the Utility Toxics Rule will produce net benefits of up to $139.5 billion and create 115,520 jobs. The report shows that while the EPA’s benefit-cost analysis made reasonable calculations of the benefits of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) reductions, the Rule brings additional benefits that EPA did not monetize but should be considered.

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