The Stuff You’re Reading Could Annoy You

An editorial in today’s L.A. Times addresses proposed ozone regulations by starting with an alarmist bang: "The stuff you’re breathing could kill you."  The piece then goes on to assert that new ozone regs should be put into place without even hinting at the potential costs of implementation.  Carter Wood’s got a succinct debunking over at the NAM blog:

The Times’ editorial borders on magical thinking, the belief that we can just wave a wand and improve the air with no negative consequences whatsoever. And the taxpayers who will bear the costs, the people thrown out of work? Well, they’re just like tiny little ants from up high in the Times’ ivory tower.

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