Gauging the job impact of environmental regulations

A job seeker takes notes while waiting in line to meet with a recruiter at the Green Jobs and Entrepreneurship Fair on February 16, 2011 in Berkeley, California. Hundreds of job seekers attended the one day job fair that focused on green jobs.

You hear a lot these days about government regulations as "job-killers."  Well,  a new study out of NYU is urging the EPA to consider jobs when it proposes new environmental rules. That literally means factoring in job loss or job creation estimates into the cost/benefit analysis that comes with each of these new regulations. We speak with Michael Livermore, the director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law about the study.

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Sarah Gardner is a reporter with the Marketplace Sustainability Desk.


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