29 Nov '11, 10pm

Obama's Compromises on the Environment are as Destructive as Bush's Ignorance

Obama's Compromises on the Environment are as Destructive as Bush's Ignorance

Obama-Biden transition project via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 A somewhat surprising new report shows that the Obama administration has been even more aggressive in rolling back environmental protections than his predecessor. Rachel Cernansky reported on the news this morning , and the gist is this: The Center for Progressive Reform analyzed data gathered from the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) over the last 10 years, and reveals that the Obama administration has entertained an astonishing number of industry lobbyists, after which it often proceeded to weaken an also-astonishing number of environmental rules. The amount of time spent with lobbyists and the number of slackened regulations each exceed those tallied during the Bush Administration. Under Bush, the Guardian reports that "Environmental regulations made up only 10% of OIRA business ... but ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/obama-worse-bush-...

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