02 Sep '11, 10pm

President Obama Abandons Clean Air: Picks Polluters Over Sick and Dying American Kids.

President Obama Abandons Clean Air: Picks Polluters Over Sick and Dying American Kids.

In a sickening (literally) move, President Obama has told the Environmental Protection Agency to abandon their plans to protect kids from toxic air pollution , siding with big polluters like Exxon, Koch Industries, and their sock-puppet the US Chamber of Commerce over the health and safety of America’s youth. The EPA did their job, following scientific advice, hearing from impacted communities, environmental justice, and health organizations. EPA administrator Lisa Jackson worked to set new standards for communities, which would have helped protect kids and keep people working instead of out of work sick or in the ER taking care of their kids and likely spurred investments in scrubbers and pollution control equipment manufactured here in the United States. Instead, the President sided with the US Chamber of Commerce, echoing the very language they used in their letter scra...

Full article: http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2011/09/02/president-obama...

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