The association attributed the dip to cool and wet weather in the years studied, government controls on Eastern coal-fired power plants and improved vehicle emissions standards. Areas of the Southeast accounted for much of the drop in pollution.
Wait... Didn't Bush say something last week about looking to replace our dependence on oil with a dependence on coal? And didn't he just give a huge tax break to vehicle manufacturers so they could continue to use the oil that the power plants would save? Isn't that exactly the wrong thing to do? This policy stuff is confusing.