09 Sep '11, 3pm

Will the @whitehouse let politics trump #science again?

Will the @whitehouse let politics trump #science again?

Will the White House Let Politics Trump Science Again? In his American Jobs Act speech on Thursday, September 8, President Obama said: “But what we can't do—what I won't do—is let this economic crisis be used as an excuse to wipe out the basic protections that Americans have counted on for decades. I reject the idea that we need to ask people to choose between their jobs and their safety.” Let’s ask him to live up to that pledge. Post a message on the White House Facebook Page today. Last Friday, President Obama went back on his promise to set a science-based pollution control standard for ground-level ozone—a primary component of smog that’s linked to serious lung diseases like asthma and will only get worse as temperatures rise in a warmer world. The president’s decision undermines the Clean Air Act, which requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set the sta...

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