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A tourist boat, decorated with green lights, travels on the Pearl River amid heavy haze in Guangzhou, Guangdong province March 3, 2014. China's environment ministry has vowed to 'harshly punish' factories and power plants that contributed to a hazardous smog which enveloped much of Northern China, official state media reported. REUTERS/Alex Lee
Guangzhou, China, yesterday. What unregulated capitalism looks like.
Republicans hate the Environmental Protection Agency. A lot.
The measure, sponsored by Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), would strike down EPA's proposed mandate that new coal-fired power plants use carbon capture and storage technology to limit their emissions.
And ...
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), for example, proposed an amendment to unrelated legislation in January that would have prevented EPA from moving forward with the rules until it completes and publicizes an accounting of what he projects to be their negative economic impacts (E&E Daily, Jan. 9). He said last week he might revive the measure.
And ...
On the March 3 edition of America's Newsroom, Fox contributor Byron York attacked new EPA regulations that will reduce sulfur in gasoline blends [thus reducing smog]. When asked by co-host Martha MacCallum if the health-benefits are worth increased prices, York claimed that "you'll pay a dime more for gas" and that "there's questions about whether this has any health benefits."
And ...
A new bill introduced by House Republicans would limit the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to recommend or implement policies.
You get the picture. Republicans want a place free of meddlesome EPA regulations that don't take into account the increased costs they put on Americans (York) and businesses (Inhofe). Well, we have a place like that, and ... it doesn't look so hot to me. But conservatives should feel free to visit China anytime they'd like to breathe that sweet, sweet freedom. Although, to be fair, they can drink it closer to home in West Virginia.

Reminds me of this.

Originally posted to kos on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 11:46 AM PST.

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