Skip to comments.Manufacuturers' study: New EPA rules could cost Arkansas 10,000 jobs
Posted on 07/31/2014 4:15:36 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A study released by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) on Thursday said the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) new ozone standards could cause Arkansas to lose more than 10,000 jobs, pay more than $240 million in environmental compliance costs, and shut down most of the states coal-fired electric generation.
Manufacturing in the United States is making a comeback, and were reducing emissions at the same time, but tightening the current ozone standard to near unachievable levels would serve as a self-inflicted wound to the U.S. economy at the worst possible time, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said. This rule would undermine our work to expand manufacturing in the United States, making it almost impossible to increase operations, create new jobs or keep pace internationally.
Altogether, according to the study conducted by NERA Economics Consulting, NAM said the EPAs controversial plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions could reduce the nations GDP by $270 billion per year and carry a compliance price tag of $2.2 trillion from 2017 to 2040, increasing energy costs and placing millions of jobs at risk.
At this price, the NAM study estimates that it would be the most expensive regulation the U.S. government has ever issued, Timmons said. Ozone standards set at this level could break us, he said.
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In talking to a liberal about this all he cared about was the environment. There’s a very happy medium but they won’t even consider it. For example, the EPA report that formed the basis for doing away with the old (and good) pressure treated lumber said, (approximately, “Although our studies did not indicate any escape of arsenic into the aquifer in the several tests, obviously less arsenic is a good thing.”
IOW, their tests were done only to fill a square because the decisions had already been made. The tests turned out to be faulty, but .. oh well.. the EPA determined — outside the framework of the tests — Americans don’t need all those nasty substances anyway.
Does anyone really think that the LEADERS of the EPA (and the White House) give a good fuck about wiping out jobs in Arkansas, or any other conservative state?
Where is Bill Clinton and Hillabeast on this? Silent, I suspect.
Voodoo Science rules the EPA and many of the courts. It is a throwback to the Luddite movement of the late 1800’s.
“I know nothing”! and I don’t want to know nothing, esp. the truth.
We are truly living in an age of mass ignornance and marxist mindsets, starting with the White House, the EPA, some in Justice, Interior, the FCC, etc. and it is only going to get worse unless the Republicans/conservatives win the Senate in November.
Then the ‘purges” must begin in order to save our country from its present slide into “progressive” tyranny.
As planned by EPA.
There is no discussion or consideration for “cost-benefit” in any of these regulations.
You do not hear regulators or policy-makers even say those words anymore.
***and shut down most of the states coal-fired electric generation. ***
The local power station near here was built to burn low sulfur Wyoming coal. Now the EPA wants them to build a scrubber to remove the small smidgen of sulfur in the coal. The company is spending millions of dollars to retrofit this unit that went on line in 1978.
So what we're seeing with this Arkansas issue, imo, is potentially the horrendous cost of parents not making sure that their children are being taught about the federal government's constitutionally limited powers.
As a side note concerning the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, please consider the following. The states would sure be a dull, boring place to grow up and live in if parents were to make sure that their children were taught about the federal government's constitutionally limited powers as the Founding States had intended for those powers to be understood. /sarc
Thomas Jefferson had put it this way:
Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature. - Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Edward Carrington January 16, 1787)
In fact, forget about traditional salesman / sucker cliches like "buying the Brooklyn Bridge." Voters now have to deal with the problem that they have foolishly traded their votes for constitutionally nonexistent rights and federal spending programs based on constitutionally nonexistant federal government powers.
***new ozone standards could cause Arkansas...***
I find it funny that when John Turk built the Flint Creek Power Plant in NW Arkansas he said he would NEVER build another coal fired plant in Arkansas as the STATE REGULATIONS were so tough.
Now he is dead, and the new John Turk Power Plant has been built east of Texarkana, AND BURNS COAL.
So what is wrong with ozone.
The bizarre part is, at times Earth’s atmosphere has been vastly different than it is today. Life simply adapts to it. At one point Oxygen was 40% of the total. Insects could be several feet across. Then (the theory goes) a meteor hit and the Earth burned causing several years (estimates of time vary) that wiped out the dinosaurs. (Oh, and acid rain that could burn our skin.) The oceans act like a shock absorber changing the amount and type of life to automatically compensate for whatever happens. Frankly, I doubt industrial or farming activity can significantly change anything in the atmosphere for very long. But all of this is about money and control, not the environment. There was a recent article about dozens of “environmental” groups calling for the destruction of capitalism. They’re watermelons, green outside and red inside.
EVERY State needs to join together and consolidate this type of data into a formal report. The report should then be sent to all Senators and Reps in DC, as well as every US Circuit Court.
The House should then pass a bill to totally defund and eliminate the EPA, as it was only created by a POTUS and not authorized under the Constitution.
Perhaps when elected pols see the collective costs in terms of lost jobs, increase in welfare, lost income tax revenue, etc., they might get the message to stop pandering to special interest idiots.
This same plan can also apply to many other useless government agencies.
So what is wrong with ozone.
LOL. I can remember when the gov’t. was doing their best to BAN aerosol spray products (hair spray, deodorant, pesticides, etc.), because they were ‘destroying’ and creating a hole in the Earth’s ozone layer so many miles above. Oh...and the refrigrant used in A/Cs, cars and refrigerators.
Just a latter day ‘manmade global warming’ hoax, used to cost many millions of $$$$$ to businesses and consumers through increased costs and fines for violations... with NO valid scientific backing for such regulations.