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Statement by Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres, on U.S. EPA’s issuance of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

Ceres applauds EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on today's announcement of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. Coupled with the forthcoming air toxics rule, this long-awaited rule will unleash billions of dollars in capital improvement investments to reduce pollution from existing power plants and build new, clean generation
BOSTON Jul 07, 2011

Ceres applauds EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on today's announcement of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. Coupled with the forthcoming air toxics rule, this long-awaited rule will unleash billions of dollars in capital improvement investments to reduce pollution from existing power plants and build new, clean generation. As a University of Massachusetts report indicates, these investments will create nearly 1.5 million jobs - an average of 300,000 jobs each year over the next five years - as Eisenhower-era power plants are replaced with cleaner, more-efficient capacity. Hands down, cleaner air is a worthwhile investment and today's decision will deliver in spades with a cleaner industry, cleaner air and significant improvements in public health for downwind residents across 27 states.

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