June 1, 2014 | 7:56 pm
With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set to announce proposed rules to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants Monday, the American people are already hearing the same tired arguments from the big polluters and their Republican allies. Sight unseen, the polluters have been characterizing the rules as part of a “war on coal” that will kill jobs and impose unfair costs on industry. Don’t believe them.
Their claims are exaggerated at best, and flat-out lies at worst — and they look at only one side of the ledger, ignoring the effects of carbon pollution on the rest of us.
Further reading: Sheldon Whitehouse: Climate change in a tsunami of denial