15 Jun '11, 5pm

EPA bashers aren’t protecting ‘jobs,’ they’re protecting polluters, by @drgrist:

The Wall Street Journal editorial page is effectively a lobbying arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, so it's no big shock to find it inveighing against EPA's upcoming toxics rule . Nor, this being the WSJ, is it much of a surprise to find the editorial packed with faulty reasoning and errors of fact. (Their evidence of high costs? "The power industry estimates that the true costs of the utility rule will far exceed the EPA estimates." Well then!) If you have the stomach for it, Media Matters plods through about a dozen of the mistakes , debunking as they go. The right has produced a veritable avalanche of horsesh*t about the EPA recently, and the WSJ editorial is just one more shovelful. In the Republican debate the other night, Michele Bachmann said she'd rename EPA "the job-killing organization of America" and pass "the mother of all repeal bills." Nobody so much as bli...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2011-06-15-epa-bashers-aren...

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