Costs will rise

Costs will rise

Cry Wolf Quotes

Clean air, land and water are vital to all of us. But so are jobs, food, clothing and housing. We have to weigh the total impact on the environment along with the economic and social costs in order to clean up.

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Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Arch Booth, Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, May 1973.

The economic impact would be devastating for the United States. We would see the loss of millions of jobs, entire industries would flee to other countries, our people would face higher fuel costs, higher taxes, leading to lower productivity and a lower standard of living.

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Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
10/03/1997 | Full Details | Law(s): Kyoto Treaty

[Automakers stated that the treaty would] increase gas prices 50 cents a gallon, boost the price of electricity 20 percent and raise the cost of making cars.

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BLIND SPOT: THE BIG THREE’S ATTACK ON THE GLOBAL WARMING TREATY, from the The Environmental Working Group.
10/03/1997 | Full Details | Law(s): Kyoto Treaty

To me it is just damned incompetent to consider legislation without knowing what the cost is going to be. In business we couldn’t do this. We couldn’t have jobs if we ran our business that kind of way.

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Russell Hurst, president of VIZ Manufacturing Company. President of the W.N. Stevenson Company and representative of the Northeastern Chemical Distributors Council.

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