Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Clean Air Act Ticker

The Union of Concerned Scientists has an embeddable widget that putatively lists the human and economic savings of the Clean Air Act:

It claims an economic savings of $50T (trillion) since the Act was established in 1970, in 2010 dollars. That number comes from a peer-reviewed EPA report -- they list their methodology here.

The tally comes to a savings of $1M every 17 seconds, or $1.9T/yr. Can that possibly be right in a $15T economy? I don't think so.

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