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Higher Ozone Standards Threaten Jobs

domestic energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  gdp  manufacturers alliance  over regulation  ozone standards 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 22, 2010

The numbers are mind-boggling. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to tighten ozone standards could result in the loss of 7.3 million U.S. jobs by 2020, add $1 trillion in new regulatory costs per year between 2020 and 2030, and sharply reduce the nation's productivity. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would be reduced by $676.8 billion in 2020, accounting for 3.6 percent of U.S. productivity. 

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