We need work!Contrary to conventional wisdom, environmental regulation often creates jobs.Image: truthout.orgWhat’s good for job growth, good for the environment, and good for public health? No, it’s not a trick question, but it is a reassessment of what passes for conventional wisdom in Washington, D.C., these days. The answer is the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and other enormously popular environmental regulations enacted in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s with strong bipartisan support.

Let’s start with the conventional wisdom. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) recently called for the