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Do U.S. EPA Regulations Actually Make Global Pollution Worse?

<h2>Exporting pollution, one factory at a time.<a href="http://www.professorhollybell.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ID-10043521.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-2680" alt="pollution" src="http://www.professorhollybell.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ID-10043521-200x300.jpg" width="200" height="300" /></a></h2> <p>The Heritage Foundation recently published an article on how climate regulations designed to put an end to coal fired electric plants will significantly harm U.S. manufacturing (<a href="http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/03/epas-climate-regulations-will-harm-american-manufacturing">EPA's Climate Regulations Will Harm American Manufacturing</a>). This got me thinking, if EPA regulations drive manufacturing offshore, is it possible that by increasing environmental regulation in the U.S. and driving manufacturing to regions where little environmental regulation exists, is the EPA making global pollution worse overall?</p> <p>Another way to think about this is: Is there a regulatory "sweet spot" that is more likely to keep manufacturing in the U.S. while reducing overall global pollution? After all, pollution in China, for example, ultimately impacts the U.S.  (see <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/world/asia/china-also-exports-pollution-to-western-us-study-finds.html?_r=0">here</a>).</p> <p>The short answer to the question is "maybe". In theory this would appear to be true, however, finding publicly available year-over-year raw

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Guest Article: Should the U.S. Reset Economic Relations With Russia?

<div class="rpuEmbedCode"><!--rpuEmbedStart--> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://1.rp-api.com/rjs/repost-article.js?3"></script> <div class="rpuArticle rpuRepost-ea5cae766f7a4f2d3f0741638ce02cb7-top" style="margin: 0; padding: 0;"><a rel="nofollow" class="rpuThumb" href="http://s.tt/18NyA"><img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://img.1.rp-api.com/thumb/1408722" alt="Russia"/></a> <a rel="nofollow" class="rpuTitle" href="http://s.tt/18NyA"><strong>Obama must reset relations with Russia along economic lines</strong></a> (via <a rel="nofollow" class="rpuHost" href="http://s.tt/18NyA">The Christian Science Monitor</a>) <p class="rpuSnip">By Frances G. Burwell and Svante Cornell posted April 4, 2012 at 8:55 am EDT Washington As Vladimir Putin prepares for his May inauguration and return to the Russian presidency, the United States must design a new relationship with this often difficult leader and his country. The “Russian Reset”…</p> </div> <!-- put the "tease", "jump" or "more" break here --> <a href="http://www.professorhollybell.com/2012/04/10/should-the-u-s-reset-economic-relations-with-russia/#more-1301" class="more-link"><span aria-label="Continue reading Guest Article: Should the U.S. Reset Economic Relations With Russia?">(more…)</span></a></div>

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