Northeast Clean Fuels Standard = Thousands of Jobs, Billions of Dollars | Nathanael Greene, NRDC

Aug 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Air pollution, Health

An economic analysis done for 11 northeast and mid-Atlantic states shows that a clean fuels standard (CFS) is a winning idea for the region.  It could save consumers in the region billions, bring in billions more in revenue for these states, and create up to 50,000 jobs per year – dramatically increasing the region’s self-sufficiency.

The CFS would drive economic growth in the region by reinvesting billions of dollars here at home to develop clean, local alternatives to gasoline and diesel. That keeps American dollars for heading out of our pockets into the hands of big oil companies and unfriendly oil producing countries. It would also help improve the health of residents in the area by cleaning up the air we breathe.

Read more here: Northeast Clean Fuels Standard = Thousands of Jobs, Billions of Dollars | Nathanael Greene’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC.

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