What’s the value of a human life? That would be $9.1 million, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA uses that figure, derived from a hefty body of economic research, to weigh the costs and benefits of new pollution rules slashing coal-plant emissions of mercury, soot, arsenic, and other toxins. Those regulations, of course, are now the target of an all-out assault by Republicans and the coal industries.
Posted: Mon, 12/12/2011 - 1:09pm