Last week, the American Petroleum Institute — the primary lobbying group for the oil and gas industry — hit a new low in their use of deceptive advertising.
The lobbyists launched a huge advertising campaign throughout the country aimed at stopping the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from doing its job, which is protecting the public from unsafe levels of pollution.
Right now, the EPA is considering setting a more protective ozone standard, which would limit the amount of ozone, a greenhouse gas, that states can allow into the air. This is not something the agency does because federal bureaucrats woke up and decided they wanted to write hundreds of pages of new regulations. Devising rules to protect public health is their job.
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