Climate Change & the Kansas Economy


The conservative Heritage Foundation has released an assessment of the impact of climate change legislation (proposed in late June by Representatives Waxman and Markey) on Kansas.

The assessment is part of a larger study which looks at the economic impact of the legislation on every state, and is itself based upon an extensive evaluation and appraisal summarized in this 22-page report.

The Heritage analysis for Kansas asserts that the Waxman-Markey climate change legislation would “lower gross state product by $2,684 million” between 2012 and 2035, reducing personal income by $1,036 million, and eliminating 11,136 jobs, while increasing electricity prices by $478.69 per household and gasoline prices by $0.64 a gallon.

Published in: on August 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

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