Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Would Create 35X More Jobs Than Keystone!

Despite right-wing talking points that environmental regulations are “job-killers," a new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute finds just the opposite

When Republicans talk about killing off the EPA – they’re also talking about killing American jobs.

Despite right-wing talking points that environmental regulations are “job-killers” – a new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute finds just the opposite – regulations are ACTUALLY job creators.  EPI estimates that as many as 135,000 net jobs will be created by 2015 thanks to new EPA regulations.

After all, when an energy plant has to follow new pollution regulations – then they have to hire people to design and build smokestack scrubbers and buy new clean technology – all of which puts people to work.

In fact – a new proposed regulation to clean up the Chesapeake Bay would create 35 times more jobs than the Keystone XL Pipeline!  

The real story Republicans don’t want you to know is that EPA regulations cut into the massive profits being pocketed by oil barons – while actually creating working-class jobs.

Republicans don’t care about putting Americans back to work or having cleaner skies – they care about keeping the fat-cats who own them happy.


Thom Hartmann
Thom Hartmann is a progressive nationally and internationally syndicated talkshow host (also simulcast as TV in 40 million homes by Dish Network/Free Speech TV), and New York Times bestselling, four-time Project Censored winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents. Follow Thom on Twitter @Thom_Hartmann

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