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Tidebuy.com Launching Overcoats Sales for the Special Monday in 2014

PR Web - 1 hour 29 min ago

Owing to meeting the demands of its customers, Tidebuy is now providing many big promotions on its website.

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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Beautiful Black Cocktail Dresses Offered by Top Dress Supplier...

PR Web - 1 hour 29 min ago

Recently, iFitDress.com, an experienced supplier of wedding dresses and women’s special occasion dresses, has added 100 new items to its assortment of black cocktail dresses.

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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The Renowned Dress Manufacturer and Retailer DressThat.com Launches A...

PR Web - 1 hour 29 min ago

DressThat.com has recently released a new collection of long prom dresses.

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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Dylan Queen Christmas Sale Has Just Been Announced

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 22:15

Recently, Dylan Queen has announced its Christmas Sale, and states that it is ready for its holiday shopping season 2015, the great shopping event of the year.

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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New Collection of White Emergency Door Releases at Famous Magnetic...

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 22:15

Recently, Locks-Magnetic.com, a well-known brand of magnetic locks, has announced a big promotion of white emergency double releases.

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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Trendy Flower Girl Dresses With Big Discounts Online Now At Yunx.co.uk

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 22:15

Recently, Yunx.co.uk, a lifestyle retailer committed to helping people live better, more eco-friendly lives, has updated its website with its new collection of flower girl dresses.

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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Top10BestSEOHosting.com: Three Best ASP.NET Hosting Companies In 2014

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 22:15

Recently, Top10BestSEOHosting.com, the distinguished review website, has announced that Bluehost, JustHost and Arvixe are the best ASP.NET Hosting companies in 2014.

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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Wednesday's Housing Data Galore

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 22:15

Peoples Home Equity shares news of housing data released on Wednesday, November 26th.

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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Coquitlam Physiotherapy Clinic Now Helps Clients Reach Pre-Injury...

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 19:15

Injuries can change the way a person plays a sport. Luckily, Coquitlam physiotherapy and sport injury clinic now provides world class care that helps clients reach pre-injury state. More information...

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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Politico’s normal, awful story on EPA’s new air rule

Grist.org - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 17:40

Tuesday night, the top story on Politico.com was headlined, “‘The most expensive regulation ever.’” It is unremarkable in that it follows the same template as a thousand pieces like it, with quotes from both sides on all the right beats and no big factual errors. In a sense, though, it is a perfect artifact, a case study in how the U.S. political media handles air regulations, environmentalists, and the left generally.

Here’s the lede:

The Obama administration will issue a draft air pollution rule on Wednesday that business groups charge would be the costliest regulation of all time — setting up a test of how hard the president will fight for his environmental agenda against a newly strengthened GOP.

Right off the bat, here are the two narrative frames through which Washington understands air regulations: first, their alleged high cost, and second, as a move to the left, which everyone in D.C. knows is perilous almost by definition. (Why, Republicans might get upset and oppose you!)

Consider an alternate lede:

The Obama administration will issue a draft air pollution rule on Wednesday that health scientists say could prevent thousands of premature deaths a year — though Congressional Republicans are fighting hard to block the rule on behalf of industry groups.

Both ledes are factually accurate. The first lets business groups and costs set the stage, the second lets scientists and health benefits set the stage. How might you choose between them?

Well, who are the “business groups” in question? In this case, they represent businesses that stand to be regulated. They are not groups that advocate for the interests of American business generally, or for “the economy,” but for the pecuniary interests of a particular set of businesses, or rather, a particular set of shareholders.

On the “other side,” you have nonprofit groups that advocate in the public interest and a considerable body of health science.

In the odd world of political media, these two kinds of groups — one advocating for the profits of a particular business sector, one advocating for public health — are considered equivalent, mirror images. If anything, “business groups” are treated as though they are champions of the economy, and thus all Americans, while public health groups are treated as a “special interest.”

It’s that weird inversion that makes it seem perfectly normal to begin a story about a new advance in public health with accusations from the regulated industry (and its congressional champions) about how much it’s going to cost.

The accusations get no rebuttal. Instead the story pivots into political tactics, the fight between Obama and Republicans. It’s not until paragraph nine that we return to substantive questions about the regulation … by way of letting business groups again have their say.

But business groups are just as adamant that a tough new limit on ozone would devastate the economy by making it difficult to open or expand hundreds of manufacturing plants in much of the country. “This would be the most expensive regulation ever imposed on the American public,” says the National Association of Manufacturers, which released a July study calculating that the rule would wipe out $3.4 trillion in economic output and 2.9 million jobs by 2040.

Setting the standard as low as the environmental groups want would be “insane,” said association Vice President Ross Eisenberg. Politically, he added, “I think the case can be made that it’s not worth the trouble.”

And on and on, Republicans being quoted making extravagant claims about the devastating effect of this rule on the economy.

That NAM study, which has cited uncritically by dozens of media outlets, is the sole foundation on which the right bases these claims. It has been debunked up one side and down the other. The way it calculates costs is arbitrary and insane (seriously, click the link and read the details). It doesn’t include benefits at all. Its assumptions and modeling are designed to produce the maximum possible cost. Anyone familiar with previous air rules, or technology, or the electricity sector, or math, knows it’s a joke. NAM is notorious for commissioning “studies” designed to produce political advantageous results. But for some reason it never seems to lose any credibility with the media. It’s an almost unbroken record of predictive failure, yet each new study — 100 percent of which are about the economic doom sure to follow any regulation — is greeted with renewed credulity.

Finally, for those few readers who make it down to paragraph 15, we get this:

The Congressional Research Service said in October that it’s far too soon to gauge how much the regulation could cost over the coming decades. And greens say industry groups have been doomsaying environmental regulations for more than 40 years, ever since laws like the Clean Air Act were passed, only to be proven wrong again and again.

Ah, “greens say.” My favorite. Greens do say that business groups have a long history of overestimating regulatory costs. (I just said it above.) The reason greens say this is that it is true, an actual, observable state of affairs in the world. There is an extensive paper trail (see here, here, here, here, here). Yet a Politico reporter feels uncomfortable identifying it as a fact. If it is advantageous for one side or disputed by the other, it can only be something “greens say.”

Down in paragraph 22, the three remaining readers will finally discover why someone might want to regulate ozone in the first place. Apparently it “can trigger a variety of health problems from chest pain to asthma attacks to early death.” That’s it.

At no point, here or elsewhere, does the story detail the expected benefits of the rule, which can be found in EPA’s extensive Regulatory Impact Analysis from back in 2011. The current ozone standard, set during the George W. Bush administration, allows ozone concentrations of 75 parts of billion in the air. EPA proposes to tighten that standard to between 65 and 70 ppb; if it does, then in the year 2025 the new standard is expected to (quoting from EDF’s summary):

  • Prevent up to 4,300 premature deaths
  • Prevent up to 960,000 asthma attacks among children
  • Prevent up to 2,300 cases of acute bronchitis among children
  • Prevent up to one million days when kids miss school
  • Provide up to $38 billion in public health benefits

What is behind Politico’s judgment that NAM’s cost estimates, such an outlier relative to expert opinion, were worth airing, but the EPA’s rigorously documented estimate of benefits was not? Why is the (inevitably overestimated) cost to specific corporate interests worth structuring a story around, but the far larger health and economic benefits to the broad public are not?

This is already longer than a pointless media critique (all media critiques are pointless, basically) needs to be, but just to sum up:

Politico doesn’t get any facts wrong, though it quotes people saying ridiculous things. The piece is not overtly opinionated in support of industry. It’s competently crafted and fits directly into Politico’s “environmental policy” template.

The problem is the template. Industry complaints always take center stage. Hack studies from NAM and the like are treated as credible. The focus is always costs, not benefits; politically, it is always Dems and EPA on the defense, Republicans on the attack. Well-documented facts are put in enviros’ mouths — “greens say” — to shield reporters from the inevitable, coordinated conservative pushback. News consumers are so accustomed to these kinds of stories they don’t blink.

But the ozone rule is a landmark advance in public health, achieved at modest costs to industry. It will not cripple the economy any more than the last environmental rule did, or the one before that, or the one before that. It will make America a more civilized and safe place for even its least advantaged, which was precisely the vision that animated Congress when passing the Clean Air Act. Industry projections of economic doom will be wrong this time, as they were the last time, and the time before that, and the time before that.

And I guarantee you this: The next time an air rule is proposed, industry groups will project economic doom again. Reporters will ignore their long record of predictive failure again. Their claims will receive extensive airing in outlets like Politico again. The only pushback against those claims will be “greens say,” again.

It’s the narrative U.S. elites want. So it’s the one they get.

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Also read: Here’s what you need to know about Obama’s new rules on ozone and smog


Filed under: Article, Climate & Energy, Politics
Categories: Environment

South Carolina Aquarium Receives Largest Donation in Organization’s...

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:15

$3M Gift from Zucker Family to Support New Fundraising Initiative the Watershed Fund

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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Gifts That Give Back from The Trustees of Reservations

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:15

This Holiday Season Share the Experience of Healthy Living with a Gift Membership

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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ERA Environmental Lends its Automotive EHS Expertise to PRTR Forum

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:15

ERA Environmental Management Solutions joined the EPA, Environment Canada, and SEMARNAT at Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s PRTR Forum in November.

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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Electric Power Transmission in Canada Industry Market Research Report...

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:15

Operators will continue to spend significantly on capital investments, with many project timelines continuing into 2019 and beyond. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a...

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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Janelle Tam, winner of the Sanofi Biogenius Canada Competition, talks...

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:15

Mediaplanet announces distribution of its first cross-platform edition of Building The Bioeconomy, showcasing the positive environmental,...

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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Luciana Lagana and Gregory Graham Join the Award-Winning Cast of the...

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:15

Luciana Lagana and Gregory Graham play Dr. Itticasana and scientist Steven Williams in the award-winning film Omadox.

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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A New Collection of Sexy Prom Dresses Has Been Released by the...

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:15

VogueQueen.com is proud to release a huge selection of sexy prom dresses today.

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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Bio-based Polyethylene (PE) Market To 2020 - Global Industry Growth,...

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:15

GrandViewResearch.com has announced the addition of "Global Bio-based Polyethylene (PE) Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020" Market Research report to their Database. View full...

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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1000Bulbs.com Honored by Dallas 100™ Award from SMU Cox School of...

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:15

Internet lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com has been honored by the Dallas 100™ Awards for the eighth consecutive year, placing 28th amongst 100 of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the...

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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New Strategy for Rooting Out Racism and Sowing the Seeds of Peace in...

PR Web - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:15

As Campaign Director of the Weed Out Hate Initiative, Marc Daniels illuminates the deepest Judaic roots of Dr. Martin Luther King's "Promised Land" and "Mountain Top" rhetoric,...

(PRWeb November 27, 2014)

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