03 Sep '11, 11am

Obama Retreats on Ozone Rules | Care2 Causes

Obama Retreats on Ozone Rules | Care2 Causes

President Obama today instructed the EPA to withdraw the draft National Ambient Air Quality Standards, citing the” importance of reducing regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty” in these dire economic times. The regulations would have limited ground-level ozone — the main element of smog — to 60-70 parts per billion, down from the 75 parts per billion limit set in March 2008 during the Bush Administration. The standard will be reconsidered in 2013, after the 2012 elections. In his announcement, the president said “the commitment of my administration to protecting public health and the environment is unwavering.” EPA Chief Lisa Jackson had previously called the Bush-era standards “not legally indefensible;” The White House move came as a shock to environmental organizations. President Obama’s announcement is seen as a victory for big business. The National Petrochemi...

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