Sen. John Barrasso: New EPA regulations will cost jobs

04/16/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, had her confirmation hearing in the Senate last week. Lawmakers, including Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., wanted to hear her take on the administration's policies and regulations that could cost millions of jobs in manufacturing and the energy industry. Barrasso's targets include a possible reduction in the acceptable amount of ozone in the air from 75 parts per billion to 60 or 70, which a MAPI study revealed would eliminate up to 7.3 million jobs across several industries.

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