06 Sep '11, 8pm

Killing the Ozone Rule: President Obama's Bad Air Day

A Bad Call on Ozone , New York Times, (editorial), 09/03/11. This summer, Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, sent a new and stronger standard to the White House — igniting a fierce lobbying campaign by industry groups asserting that the standards would require impossibly costly investments in new pollution controls and throw people out of work. Industry has made these arguments before. They almost always turn out to be exaggerated. The EPA’s costs and benefits , Washington Post, (editorial), 09/02/11. What is clear is that the “job-destroying regulation” line is a better slogan than it is an expression of the real trade-offs involved in EPA regulation. Aside from ozone pollution, EPA rules under development would restrict the emission of mercury, acid gases, dangerous fine particles and other pollutants from power plants and other sourc...

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