04 Apr '11, 5pm

The coal power industry’s willfully deceptive picture of EPA rules

The coal power industry’s willfully deceptive picture of EPA rules

Every Republican who's come within shouting distance of a microphone in the past year has charged the EPA with out-of-control, unconstitutional job-killing malefaction -- "regulatory overreach" for short. More than a few conservative Dems, led by the crudely pandering Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, have followed suit . This is their way of advocating for the interests of a certain set of companies, companies with business models premised on offloading social and health costs to the public. Those companies understandably don't want to be held accountable for their externalized costs, so they portray the economic consequences of doing so as an unthinkable burden . For example, here's an image that's been made famous on the Hill by the Edison Electric Institute, an industry trade group: As they say in the Oxford English Dictionary , OMG! It's a mad carnival funhouse of re...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/coal/2011-04-04-coal-power-industrys...

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