Kraft column: EPA’s Clean Power Plan benefits environment, economy

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is good for both the environment and the economy, Prof. Emeritus Michael Kraft writes in his latest syndicated column. Carried by McClatchy-Tribune News Service and appearing today (June 19) in the Centre Daily Times of State College, Pa., and elsewhere, the piece considers the EPA’s long-term plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. “… the plan brings substantial and measurable public health benefits,” Kraft writes, adding that “ … The agency’s economic analysis shows a substantial annual net benefit to the economy of between $49 billion to $84 billion for the year 2030, and creation of tens of thousands of new jobs. In short, we can reduce carbon pollution and still enjoy strong economic growth.” Read the column.