03 Sep '11, 5pm

Not A Good Week For Barack Obama, Or The Environment

Michael Tomasky calls Obama A President Adrift in the Daily Beast. We can't calculate yet how this will reverberate through the environmental world, but we can imagine. This is the kind of thing that sticks with people. A promise was made and broken. And you know how partisans say sometimes in anger that we'd have been better off with the other guy? They say it for effect and don't actually mean it. But in this case, it's literally true. Bush-proposed standards in 2008 were tougher than the 1997 standards under which companies will now operate. I doubt environmentalists will forget this one. Brad Plumer in the Washington Post calls it a betrayal. Groups that have been lobbying for the long-delayed ozone update say they were essentially betrayed by the Obama administration, which, back in 2009, had fended off a lawsuit over Bush-era ozone rules by promising to issue tougher...

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