There is a long history of claims that new rules to protect the environment or human health will seriously harm the United States economy. These claims are political fodder, they are provocative, and they are always wrong.
As we all know, the public was outraged at Murkowski's Big Oil bailout bill. Now, unfortunately, Sen. Jay Rockefeller is pushing Murkowski Part II, yet there's far less attention being paid to this effort.
EPA is often torn between sound science, analytical techniques/limitations and politics. The agency's announcement that scientific evidence shows greenhouse gases contribute to health and environmental safety is long overdue.