New Clean Air Rules Could Create 1.5 Million Jobs: Report

Posted by Trish Riley, February 14, 2011

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Looming U.S. rules that power utilities face on air pollution could create nearly 1.5 million jobs over the next five years, according to a report.

Engineering, construction and pipefitting are some of the professions that could see a rise in jobs as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules push utilities to invest in new capacity and pollution controls, said the report “New Jobs – Cleaner Air”. The report was commissioned by Ceres, a coalition of environmentalists and institutional investors.

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