Saturday, December 20th, 2014

New exaggerations in cap-and-trade battle

Will a new bill stop gas prices from rising?
Will a new bill stop gas prices from rising?

The focus in Congress has been on health care for the past few weeks, but the debate about the Democrats' cap-and-trade plan continues to simmer.

An industry group, EnergyCitizens.Org, has been running full-page ads in the Washington Post warning of dire consequences if the bill is passed. We put two of the group's claims to the Truth-O-Meter:

* The group says gasoline will reach $4 a gallon. We rated that Barely True .

* The group says the bill would eliminate 2 million jobs. That one, too, got a Barely True .