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Monday, December 14, 2009

Greenhouse Gases Endanger an Industry

According to Associated General Contractors of America, after the EPA declared greenhouse gases a danger to the public, construction groups said the decision could crush their already struggling industry.

“If the EPA sets strict rules based on that findings, it could force every construction project to undergo a lengthy review under the Clean Air Act”, said Brian Turmail, spokesman for the Associated General Contractors of America.

“If you follow the logical conclusion that greenhouse gas emission are an endangerment, the next step is just like for any other emission EPA considers an endangerment and you have to get a waiver to work on it,” Turmail said.

This morning, that stat is 21% unemployment in the construction industry. Regulation and review costs time and money. There must be a place here for balance to bolster a resurgence in building and trades.

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