As the last days of December waned, the Environmental Protection Agency had a lot to celebrate. They made it through 2011.
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It's true that businesses will have to pay to reduce their smog pollution. It is also true that the costs of reducing pollution are routinely dwarfed by the value.
If these plants do close and jobs are lost, it's not because of EPA regulations, but because AEP made a bet against our health and lost.
Assuming we can handle the sick kids and the premature deaths, we shouldn't have trouble saying goodbye to the thousands of jobs that would be generated by installing clean-air controls.
A new Gaga-esque dress, equipped with a built-in air purification system, might be the perfect solution to car exhaust, ozone, toxic chemicals and other pollution dirtying our air.
The Republican leadership chose to turn a simple question -- should Congress respect the integrity of the Clean Air Act -- into an exercise in petty partisanship. They failed in their purpose.
WASHINGTON — (AP) _ The Obama administration is proposing to strengthen a key air pollution health standard.
The Environmental Protection Agenc...
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