Sorry, But the Sky (and the Electricity Power Grid) Is Not Falling
Quite curiously, every time there are regulations in Washington that affect industries and big corporations, their paid lobbyists and industry trade groups scream as loudly as they possibly can that the sky is falling, the economy will get worse and systems will fail.
The paid public relations and lobbying efforts to diminish the White House’s Clean Power Plan – specifically that the reliability of the utility power grid will be in jeopardy from the EPA regulations, and that electricity costs will be much higher for consumers as a result of them – is just now beginning to swing into view in Washington as the EPA rules near the finish line.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone. And yet it nearly always does, as if we haven’t seen this exact corporate-led script (from a time-honored K Street playbook) over and over and over whenever regulations are issued that have an impact on industry.