19 Jul '11, 2pm

For more than 40 years #CleanAir has protected your lungs. Why is it under siege now?

Lobbyists for the Business Roundtable and American Petroleum Institute deserve some form of twisted credit, I suppose. They are threatening the president and spitting on the law, but at least they are open about it. Officials for these groups and a few other industry associations are urging the president personally to overrule EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's decision to strengthen standards protecting all Americans against dangerous smog pollution. These lobbyists want the president to intervene, based on nakedly political considerations, and quash Jackson's decision. Business Roundtable president John Engler (and former Republican governor) has gone so far as to threaten a none too subtle backlash against the president's re-election. For over forty years the Clean Air Act has granted Americans the right to clean air. EPA first must determine how much air pollution is unh...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jwalke/industry_lobbies...

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