Environmental News: Media Center
WASHINGTON (May 28, 2014) – Hundreds of thousands of jobs will be created and Americans will save billions of dollars on their electric bills when the U.S. adopts a smart plan to reduce carbon pollution from the power plants, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
The following is a statement by David Hawkins, director of climate programs at NRDC:
“The Chamber’s so-called study is the latest in a long series of ‘sky-is-falling’ warnings of job losses and economic costs that are a big lie – part of the polluting industry’s disinformation campaign to preserve its profits by thwarting efforts to protect public health and curb climate change. After 40 years of erroneous predictions, the Chamber has zero credibility on this issue.
“The Chamber fails to account for jobs that would be created building wind turbines, solar panels, and other sources of renewable power; and the jobs to be created making our homes and businesses more efficient; and the jobs of cleaning up our dirty power plants.
“Tomorrow, NRDC will release a report demonstrating the broad benefits of a sensible plan to curb carbon pollution.”