12 Sep '11, 8pm

My new post: The stupid politics behind Obama’s ozone cave

My new post: The stupid politics behind Obama’s ozone cave

President Obama with Bill Daley, the man who killed the administration's ozone regulations. Photo: Pete Souza/White House A new story in The Wall Street Journal confirms all my worst suspicions about Obama's cave on ozone regulations , namely that it was a) a crass political move, b) driven by new Chief of Staff Bill Daley, and c) based on daft political logic. Savor the irony of these three paragraphs: On Aug. 16, Mr. Daley met with environmental, public-health and other groups to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency rule that would tighten air-quality standards. At one point he lamented that the issue couldn't be worked out by consensus with industry, as the White House did with the auto industry on fuel-economy rules. When the American Lung Association mentioned a poll showing public support for EPA standards, Mr. Daley appeared uninterested, according to one per...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2011-09-12-the-stupid-polit...

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