02 Sep '11, 7pm

By giving in to Big Oil, Obama seals his political fate:

By giving in to Big Oil, Obama seals his political fate:

Smog, schmog -- that's what gas masks are for. Photo: Alex Carmichal In his latest attack on the environment, President Barack Obama today announced that he is directing the EPA to withdraw standards that would have cut smog pollution from automobiles, power plants, and refineries. Obama might want to consider that wheezing kids, no jobs, and caving to Big Oil do not a reelection make. The standards Obama blocked could have saved up to 12,000 lives by 2020, according to the EPA, and slashed tens of thousands of children's asthma attacks and other respiratory problems. The environmental justice organization Green for All summed it up when it tweeted (referring to Obama's delaying action on ozone until at least 2013, when he may be out of office): If the 1-in-6 African-American kids with asthma could just hold their breath until 2013, they should be fine. More broadly, by bl...

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