26 Sep '12, 2pm

EPA rules create $5 of good for each $1 they cost

EPA rules create $5 of good for each $1 they cost

Fox News rose to pollution’s defense in July . Four times as much money has been spent on ads promoting the fossil fuel industry during this presidential campaign than in defense of President Obama’s efforts to increase clean energy production or to discuss global warming and air pollution. Four times as much. Some $153 million — as of a few weeks ago. An increasingly nervous Mitt Romney has turned to the imaginary “war on coal” to buttress his eroding position in Ohio. (A Times /Quinnipiac poll out today has Romney down 10 points in a state that is almost must-win.) The “war on coal” argument, like the argument from fossil fuel companies, is that the president’s policies on energy development hurt the economy, that the effort to reduce pollution from fossil fuels costs jobs. The argument is much more commonly made during debate on the House floor and at campaign rallies t...

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