23 Aug '12, 10am

US Chamber Rejoices As Courts Rule For Polluters

US Chamber Rejoices As Courts Rule For Polluters

EPA was granted the authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions by the U.S. Supreme Court back in 2007, but the recently struck down rule did not apply to carbon dioxide, only sulfur and nitrogen. However, if the case makes its way up to the Supreme Court, it is likely that the 2007 ruling could be broadened to include emissions in addition to carbon dioxide. And while the Chamber was quick to jump on the side of industry claiming that the costs of the regulations were too lofty, they completely ignored all of the available evidence that these new air pollution standards would have actually saved our economy trillions of dollars. An analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency [PDF ] shows that the cost of fully implementing the Clean Air Act – which included the sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide regulations of the Transport Rule – would have cost $65 billion. Howeve...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2012/08/22/us-chamber-rejoices-...

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