CLEAN AIR ACT TO SAVE U.S. $82 BILLION IN HEALTH CARE COSTS
November 18, 2011
by Rebecca Leber
The Clean Air Act turned 21 years old this week, and a new report finds that by the time it turns 31, it will have saved the U.S. billions in health care expenses. A report by Environmental Defense Fund and Trust for America’s Health looked at four new EPA rules, and shows they will yield a $82 billion in health-care savings in the next ten years, saving tens of thousands of lives and preventing millions of lost work days. Industry polluters and their political allies have claimed it would be too expensive to implement the new pollution rules.
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