Watching Government: Perceptions and bad policy

Government policymakers are often criticized for making the wrong decisions about energy. Voters’ erroneous beliefs may be part of the problem, a new study suggests.The study, “Energy and the Environment: Myths & Facts,” was released Apr. 20 as a US House Energy and Commerce subcommittee prepared to hold 3 days’ of hearings on cap–and–trade proposals later in the week. Three days earlier, the US Environmental Protection Agency said in a proposed endangerment finding that greenhouse gases threaten public health (OGJ Online, Apr. 20, 2009).“We think this is important because policymakers are moving fast and furious. I don’t care what the u...

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