Quote – The National Association of Manufacturers, The New Republic, 1987

The effects include serious long-term losses in domestic output and employment, heavy cost burdens on manufacturing industries, and a resultant gradual contraction of the entire industrial base. The irony of this bleak scenario is that these economic hardships are borne with no real assurance they would be balanced by a cleaner, healthier environment.

“The National Association of Manufacturers, in 1987, on the perils of an emissions reduction program to combat acid rain.” From The New Republic’s “Women’s Suffrage and Other Visions of Right-Wing Apocalypse”.