Coal is rising as the sun sets.
In “The Job-Creating mercury Rule,” the New York Times asserts the imaginary benefits — i.e., lives saved and jobs created — of the EPA’s Mercury Air Toxics Standard, a rule that Sen. Jim Inhofe is trying to repeal through the Congressional Review Act.
In its editorial, the Times writes:
… Yet no matter what the Republican leadership claims, the clean-energy sector is a much more likely source of future job growth than the fossil-fuel industries they are so determined to protect. And the new clean air rules Mr. Inhofe so abhors are likely to create far more jobs than they eliminate…
But consider these realities: