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July 7 -- A recent Hartford Business Journal op-ed by the coal industry lobbying group "Electric Reliability Coordinating Council" declared that President Obama's plans to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants will be "bad for business." The piece said the proposal would cost consumers too much, and have little impact on global warming.

It is instructive to recall that in 1966, Henry Ford opposed mandatory seat belt installation, claiming the cost would force his company's closure. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts have saved over 255,000 lives since 1975. >>View Article