The EPA Grinch stuffs America’s stocking with costly mercury regulations

Every person in America liked electricity a lot,
But the Grinch at the EPA – did not.
The Grinch hated electricity, all the prosperity it brought.

Now, please do ask why, we quite know the reason!

EPA subscribes to a Green worldview,
One that puts nature above me and you!

This afternoon EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson released a barrage of new rules called “Mercury and Air Toxics Standards” that will do nothing to protect human health while raising electricity prices and costing the economy billions of dollars. She pulled out all the propaganda stops, holding the press conference at a children’s hospital and inviting a pastor from the ultra-liberal Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) to sing its praises.

Lisa Jackson has exposed her inner Grinch this Christmas season by giving every American family a costly present — and she expects them to pay for it! The higher electricity prices caused by these regulations will drive up energy bills and eliminate jobs across the nation.

The mercury regulations, like the Grinch’s heart, are also “two sizes too small” (and are arguably many sizes more too small!), being twice as restrictive as Canadian and World Health Organization mercury standards. The EPA has ignored science and violated a fundamental principal of toxicology, “the dose makes the poison.” Even if the prescription was right, however, U.S. coal power plants produce only 0.5% of the mercury in America’s air, so the new regulations are effectively pointless.

Click [on National Journal] to read CFACT Executive Director Craig Rucker’s National Journal article on the topic for a more detailed analysis.

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