The Texas Public Policy Foundation came out with a series of short videos addressing myths about air pollution and the effects of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.
The plan was first proposed by the EPA in 2014 and the final version was unveiled by President Barack Obama in August 2015. In February, the Supreme Court issued a stay on the plan until the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals makes a decision on a 27-state lawsuit.
“Our series of short videos about the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, air pollution, and climate change educate younger Americans about the tremendous progress we’ve made in cleaning our air of toxic emissions while pointing out that carbon dioxide—a gas we all exhale—is non-toxic plant fertilizer,” Chuck DeVore, vice president of national initiatives for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, said.
DeVore said the EPA’s Clean Power Plan would ultimately result in higher electric bills—up to 30 percent higher—while potentially only reducing the planet’s temperature by 0.03 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100.
Here’s a look at the seven videos.
- The EPA Clean Power Plan is based on alarmist claims but will raise your electric bill by 30 percent.
- Some politicians and bureaucrats want to raise your bills to make the planet 0.03 degrees Fahrenheit cooler in 80 years.
- The government’s own data shows the inconvenient truth for climate activists that sulfur dioxide levels have gone down as the air has become increasingly cleaner.
- Ozone emissions have declined 33 percent since 1980, another sign that air has become cleaner.
- Nitrogen dioxide levels have declined 57 percent since 1980, meaning American air has actually become cleaner.
- Lead levels have gone down 98 percent since 1980 as air has become cleaner.
- Carbon monoxide levels have decreased 85 percent since 1980 as air has become cleaner.