The accompmaying graph

The accompmaying graph depicts the marginal social cost (MSC) and marginal social benefit (MSB) of pollution…

The accopmanying graph depicts the marginal social cost (MSC) and marginal social benefit (MSB) of pollution emissions. 1,000

The accopmanying graph depicts the marginal social cost (MSC) and marginal social benefit (MSB) of pollution emissions. 1,000 900 Move the point, P, to the point representing the optimal level of pollution. MSC 800 What is the optimal quantity of pollution? 700 Dollars metric tons 400 300 The optimal quantity of pollution is not zero because: 200 MSB O 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Metric tons of pollution 7 8 9 10 O the marginal social cost of pollution equals the marginal social benefit of pollution at zero metric tons of pollution. O the marginal social benefit of pollution exceeds the marginal social cost of pollution at zero metric tons of pollution. the marginal social cost of pollution exceeds the marginal social benefit of pollution at zero metric tons of pollution.