Business Lobbies Unite to Fight for More Smog

Interest groups, the Business Roundtable chief among them, are attempting to capitalize on an anti-regulatory sentiment popular amongst American conservatives by lobbying hard against incoming Clean Air rules that would limit smog output from industry. They argue that asking major polluters to emit less harmful pollution would hurt the economy. Perhaps they should bear in mind that the smog emitted by these chemical plants, oil refiners, coal plants and so forth, kill thousands of people every year -- and that they're lobbying for that practice to continue.

The Hill has the gory details.

Tags: Coal | Congress | United States

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