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EPA Carbon Regulations Would Drastically Lower Manufacturing Employment

Created on November 13, 2014

EPA Carbon Regulations Would Drastically Lower Manufacturing Employment

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The U.S. manufacturing sector would decline soon after EPA regulations on carbon go into effect. On average through 2030, manufacturing employment levels would decrease by 458,000.

Source: Heritage Foundation calculations using the Heritage Energy Model. See methodology for details.

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Tags: Environmental-Protection-Agency, EPA, Social-Cost-of-Carbon, SCC, climate-change, manufacturing