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

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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.

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