According to this graph, sulfur dioxide emissions have decreased dramatically since the 1990 “Clean Air Act,” which used a cap-and-trade system to regulate sulfur dioxide, took effect. It also shows that the overall cost of the program is much lower than was projected at the time. According to some reports, the overall benefits and health savings of this decrease in acid rain far outweighs the cost of the regulation program.
NOW HANG ON A MINUTE, BUCKO!
The government should never regulate businesses. The fact that acid rain would drop so dramatically as a result of regulation, and that the health benefits would be so much greater than the costs of the regulation program itself, shows that something fishy is going on here. It’s pretty obvious that acid rain must conspiring with leftists and shares in their liberal bias!!!
Source: Graph from the Environmental Defense Fund with data from the Department of Energy and the EPA