To: Jean S
Nationwide, the EPA estimated utilities will spend $1.2 billion next year and $800 million in 2014 to comply with the rule.
But in a teleconference with reporters, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson extolled the health benefits of cleaner air, including $120 billion to $280 billion in annual health and welfare benefits beginning in 2014.
Both figures are BS. Coal plant scrubbers can cost hundreds of millions each plant. With something like 900 affected plants across the east, no way I believe the price tag is only a couple billion.
As for the hundreds of billions in health benefits, well...this smells like the millions of jobs that have been "saved" under BO's reign of terror: pure fiction.
posted on 07/07/2011 8:00:11 PM PDT
(...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
Both figures are BS.
Note that the cost given was just for next year. IIANM, most of the implementation costs come in the second phase, about 5 years down the line.
posted on 07/08/2011 6:40:53 PM PDT
(Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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