Full Title: President Obama’s Air Pollution Record
Author(s): Sam Batkins
Publisher(s): American Action Forum
Publication Date: 09/2015


Description (excerpt):

Recent air pollution data and regulatory actions by the Obama Administration demonstrate that Americans are paying more for less. Between 2005 to 2009, the nation experienced a decline of 11,116 days of moderate to hazardous air pollution (across all jurisdictions). During the Obama Administration, this decline slowed to 3,897 fewer days of moderate to hazardous pollution, despite the economic recession and billions of dollars more in regulatory costs. From 2009 to present, EPA regulations, primarily to reduce air emissions, have added more than $295 billion in net present value costs, while air pollution’s decline is not nearly as pronounced as in the past. That’s roughly $75 million spent for each day of cleaner air.