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Finding fault with the EPA

The Natural Resources Defense Council's Frances Beinecke finds it so difficult to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's claim that its new carbon dioxide regulations will save consumers money and their jobs that she prefers to criticize the EPA's critics instead. But their logic is unassailable: Driving out low-cost electricity and replacing it with more expensive and less reliable sources will stick American households and businesses with higher utility bills. ("Don't buy the smear of the EPA," Opinion, June 3) The EPA's rosy cost estimates inspire no confidence. Two years ago, the EPA predicted that other power plant rules would close only...

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