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Report: Senate’s Climate Bill Failure Leaves 481,000 Great Lakes Jobs on the Table

By Jeff Gillies, Great Lakes Echo

When the U.S. Senate abandoned greenhouse gas-curbing legislation, they also pulled the plug on 1.9 million new clean energy jobs, according to a report released by a coalition of business groups.

The report cites state-specific numbers of “jobs forgone” for only four Great Lakes states — mostly those with gloomy unemployment rates. But those numbers are based on a year-old economic analysis of the climate change bill out of UC-Berkley (PDF) that gives an estimate of how many new jobs all 50 states could gain.

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