Environmental Regulation, the Economy, and Jobs

With the continuing economic and employment crisis facing the nation, the connection between environmental protection, layoffs, and unemployment has become a major topic of national conversation. This panel discussed how the emphasis on jobs has affected the discourse over the economic effects of environmental policy, and examined how analysts can best account for and communicate the relationship between employment and environmental regulation.


Dina Cappiello, National Environment/Energy Reporter, The Associated Press 
Laurie Johnson, Climate Center Chief Economist, Natural Resources Defense Council
Lewis T. Putnam, Partner, Head of Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Carter Strickland, Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Richard Revesz, Dean, Lawrence King Professor of Law, NYU School of Law