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Posted Tue Jan 3 2012: from Baltimore Sun:
Bay group says cleanup to create more than 230,000 jobs
Federal regulations intended to clean the Chesapeake Bay will create hundreds of thousands of jobs in construction and monitoring, according to a report to be released Tuesday by a leading environmental group. Spending on sewage and storm-water treatment alone could support about 230,000 jobs in the region over the next 14 years, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation report found. That spending will be necessary to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements to reduce pollution in the bay.... "Clean air and clean water creates jobs," said William C. Baker, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's president, who said the argument that environmental regulations add to joblessness is "nothing less than absurd."
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'Doc Jim says:
Creates jobs... and tastes good, too!
Seriously? We have to justify via economics why we want to have clean air and water?

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