07 Sep '11, 11am

Obama pulls a Bush on clean air

Obama pulls a Bush on clean air

Johnson's reasons for refusing to follow the science and the advisers' recommendations were a joke. His reasoning carried the same hallmarks of tortured excuse and silence in the face of contrary evidence that characterized another Bush EPA air quality standards decision. In 2006, Johnson disregarded the near-unanimous advice of these same expert advisers when he adopted similarly unprotective standards for soot pollution, or PM2.5. One month into the Obama administration, a federal court found [PDF] the Bush administration soot standards arbitrary and overturned them, sending them back to EPA to start over.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/clean-air/2011-09-07-barack-obama-pu...

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