Keeping the air clean doesn’t mean jobs are lost

A news item by the Small Business Majority and the Main Street Alliance recently pointed out the benefits of the Clean Air Act and the Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing task of enforcing it.

In spite of fears that clean air costs jobs, this report points out the opposite outcomes of 40 years of enforcement.

The Clean Air Act has created new technologies, many jobs, avoided health costs and lost productivity due the effects of pollution, and has made the U.S. a leader in this area.

It is a shame that here on Maui we are saddled with a firm that clings to an old business model of polluting the air and land for the sake of short-term profits that benefit a small group.

Jackie Rodgers