08 Aug '11, 4pm

Out-of-Control Criticism of EPA

House Republicans insist on accusing the Obama administration of suffering from some kind of regulatory spasm. But they refuse to acknowledge that the Obama Environmental Protection Agency is following federal laws and court orders -- orders issued when the Bush administration failed to abide by the law. By following the law today we will save tens of thousands of lives and avoid hundreds of thousands of illnesses. In order to understand the basic falsehood of conservative complaints that the Obama administration Environmental Protection Agency is out-of-control, it is vital to understand first the Bush administration's history of adverse judicial rulings and failed regulatory responsibilities. Only then can you understand the legal obligations facing EPA at the start of the Obama administration. And only then can you begin to appreciate the hypocrisy, dishonesty and pure ...

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