01 Sep '11, 7pm

GOP’s dirty air hit list sacrifices Americans’ health

GOP’s dirty air hit list sacrifices Americans’ health

The bill also establishes a new requirement that a panel of cabinet members with no environmental expertise review these and numerous other standards issued by the EPA. Both the EPA and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) already perform this function, making the process nothing more than a delaying tactic and layer of bureaucratic red tape. It is transparently designed to tie the hands of EPA's health and scientific professionals, slowing or blocking them from doing their job to protect public health. It's a classic Washington ploy, creating paralysis by analysis, which wastes taxpayer dollars and prolongs Americans' exposure to dangerous air pollution.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/clean-air/2011-09-01-gops-dirty-air-...

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