02 Sep '11, 9pm

Obama Caves, Abandons Proposal to Improve National Air Quality

The Obama administration is abandoning its plan to immediately tighten air-quality rules nationwide to reduce emissions of smog-causing chemicals after an intense lobbying campaign by industry ... The White House announcement that it was overruling the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to adopt a stricter standard for ground-level ozone came just hours after another dismal jobs reports and in the midst of an intensifying political debate over the impact of federal regulations on job creation This unfortunate development further underscores Obama's inability to hold his ground from the attacks of his political opponents -- who, in this case, were primarily seeking to prevent very profitable industries from having to pay for pollution upgrades to their factories and power plants. He has, in essence, caved to the demands of corporations at the expense of the general heal...

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