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Title: Environmental protection: job-taker or job-maker

Abstract

Despite all its complaints of layoffs and job loss due to environmental and occupational health and safety regulations, the business community has generated no data to substantiate its claims. EPA's survey, Economic Dislocation Early Warning System, identified 153 such closings in firms of 25 or more workers. During the period 1971-1981, 32,611 workers were alleged to have lost their jobs: an average of about 3200 workers a year in a workforce of about 100 million people (or 0.003 percent). The figures are exaggerated since environmental regulation may have been one of the least compelling reasons to suspend operations. In many cases obsolescence, declining sales, problems with raw materials and increased energy costs were much more important. Specific cases are cited. (JMT)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5275845
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environment; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24:9
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; ECONOMIC IMPACT; AIR POLLUTION; COMPLIANCE; EMPLOYMENT; REGULATIONS; SURVEYS; WATER POLLUTION; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; POLLUTION; 290300* - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety

Citation Formats

Kazis, R, and Grossman, R L. Environmental protection: job-taker or job-maker. United States: N. p., 1982. Web. doi:10.1080/00139157.1982.9929827.
Kazis, R, & Grossman, R L. Environmental protection: job-taker or job-maker. United States. https://doi.org/10.1080/00139157.1982.9929827
Kazis, R, and Grossman, R L. 1982. "Environmental protection: job-taker or job-maker". United States. https://doi.org/10.1080/00139157.1982.9929827.
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title = {Environmental protection: job-taker or job-maker},
author = {Kazis, R and Grossman, R L},
abstractNote = {Despite all its complaints of layoffs and job loss due to environmental and occupational health and safety regulations, the business community has generated no data to substantiate its claims. EPA's survey, Economic Dislocation Early Warning System, identified 153 such closings in firms of 25 or more workers. During the period 1971-1981, 32,611 workers were alleged to have lost their jobs: an average of about 3200 workers a year in a workforce of about 100 million people (or 0.003 percent). The figures are exaggerated since environmental regulation may have been one of the least compelling reasons to suspend operations. In many cases obsolescence, declining sales, problems with raw materials and increased energy costs were much more important. Specific cases are cited. (JMT)},
doi = {10.1080/00139157.1982.9929827},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5275845}, journal = {Environment; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 24:9,
place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {11}
}