12 Oct '11, 12pm

Even Republicans favor the EPA rules that Republicans are trying to block via @grist

Even Republicans favor the EPA rules that Republicans are trying to block via @grist

The debate over upcoming EPA regulations is a perfect microcosm of contemporary U.S. politics, in all its unreality and venality. Two rules in particular are in the hot seat at the moment: the Clean Air Transport Rule , which would address smog and particulate pollution across state lines, and the utility MACT , which would address mercury and acid gases from power plants. Two things have been fairly well established about these rules: their benefits far exceed their costs and they are enduringly popular with the American people . Yet inside the Beltway bubble, it's perfectly legitimate to argue that they would cripple the $14 trillion U.S. economy or, incredibly, that preventing them amounts to a jobs bill . Nonetheless, the public gets it. The latest evidence comes from a nationwide poll conducted by Hart Research and GS Strategy Group, sponsored by Ceres. It found -- li...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/clean-air/2011-10-12-even-republican...

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ceres.org 12 Oct '11, 3pm

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The top ten Fox News lies about the EPA

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grist.org 13 Oct '11, 6pm

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