Study: America can afford cap-and-trade

Malmgren, Jessica
April 2008
Hill;4/22/2008, Vol. 15 Issue 44, p6
The article reports on the study released by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on the eve of Earth Day, which suggests that implementing a cap-and-trade program to cut greenhouse gas emissions would not affect the U.S. economy or cost jobs. The EDF study contradicts the report released by a group of manufacturers that oppose a climate change bill. Furthermore, the EDF contends that U.S. economic growth would only slow by 0.03% in reducing at least 60% of greenhouse gas emissions before 2050.


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