Wash Post Fact Checkers Give Coal Industry Ad 4 Pinocchios

"This is a case study of how a trade group takes a snippet of congressional testimony and twists it out of proportion for political purposes.

In a radio ad and in print advertising (“Ready for 80% Higher Electric Bills?”), the National Mining Association is claiming that electric bills will jump 80 percent because of pending regulations for new power plants. The source supposedly is an Obama administration official, but the claim falls apart under close scrutiny."

Glenn Kessler reports for the Washington Post's Fact Checker blog May 23, 2014.

Source: Wash Post, 05/26/2014