Markey promotes job-generation potential of EPA power plant rule

02/9/2012 | FuelFix.com

The Environmental Protection Agency's mercury and air-toxics standards rule for power plants could generate about 46,000 temporary construction jobs, a figure "nearly eight times" the jobs estimate for the development of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, said Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass. "So while the Republicans are crying crocodile tears over the 6,000 temporary jobs that the Keystone XL pipeline will create, they make us vote, over and over and over again, to kill tens of thousands of jobs that are created simply by ensuring that our air is clean to breathe," Markey said.

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