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President Obama’s decision not to proceed with stronger air-quality standards governing ozone is a setback for public health and the environment and a victory for industry and its Republican friends in Congress

They always forget to include the people who would have lost their jobs had the rules gone through, as well as the impact on consumer prices.

1 posted on 09/03/2011 6:38:58 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited

The NY Times has a near perfect record!

They are WRONG on everything!


2 posted on 09/03/2011 6:41:22 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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...the president said he did not want to burden industry with new rules at a time of great economic uncertainty,

O, thank you, Great And Wonderful Ob. What would do without you?

Besides prosper.

3 posted on 09/03/2011 6:43:11 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Here's where I agree with the NY Times. It was a good call. We didn't need these regulations. The new regulations would have done away with tens of thousands of jobs. Also, we would have had rolling blackouts during peak demand because we wouldn't have as much power generating capacity as we have demand. It would have been a disaster.

Where I disagree is the Pres__ent didn't go far enough. He delayed the new regs. He did not reject them outright. It is likely that these regs will come back after the 2012 election, whether Obama wins or loses. More likely, actually, if he is beaten at the polls.

4 posted on 09/03/2011 6:45:19 AM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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...he pledged to revisit the issue in two years.

A little presumptuous aren't we?

What an arrogant little.....Mark Halperin was right.

5 posted on 09/03/2011 6:45:25 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Ozone is the main component of smog, a leading cause of respiratory and other diseases.

Liberalism is the main component of stupidity, a leading cause of recession and other economic woes.

6 posted on 09/03/2011 6:47:38 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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One of the groups that requested this was, IIRC, one of the major unions, which was afraid that the measure would result in a loss of jobs for its members. Hardly Republicans.

All Bambi has done is suspend enforcement, in any case; the EPA has not revoked this regulation, and he has not dropped his policy of imposing radical policies through regulatory means.


7 posted on 09/03/2011 6:50:19 AM PDT by livius
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Wait...He just said to hold off until 2013. Just like the ceiling deal...He just wants to get by 2012.

Same thing with Obamacare...He thought he could get away with it but this huge "social experiment" with no consensus has bogged everything down...

Let's face it...he's a communist!!

8 posted on 09/03/2011 6:51:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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"...the proposed rules would not have begun to bite for several years..."

That sentence shows the complete disconnect the Times has from reality....they don't undestand that businesses plan NOW beacuse of what they expect will happen, or not, in a few years..that's the "climate of uncertainty" that is killing the economy..

9 posted on 09/03/2011 6:51:03 AM PDT by ken5050
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DU’ers are pulling their hair out, while at the same time stocking up on more sunscreen.


10 posted on 09/03/2011 6:51:14 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: freespirited
President Obama’s decision not to proceed with stronger air-quality standards governing ozone is a setback for public health and the environment and a victory for industry and its Republican friends in Congress.

President Obama’s decision not to proceed with stronger air-quality standards governing ozone is less a setback for public health and the environment and a clear victory for COMMON SENSE and responsible environmentalism.

Public health would be better served if we stopped passing laws encouraging public exposure to STDs and AIDS and mental health problems by fostering same sex marriage.

12 posted on 09/03/2011 6:53:53 AM PDT by olezip
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...he pledged to revisit the issue in two years.

From where? Your retirement hut in Kenya?

13 posted on 09/03/2011 6:53:56 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Dear NYT,
Where does ozone come from, or how is it made?

Ozone is made when radiation comes through the atmosphere, it strikes water, and the ionization creates ozone.

So.....at the intervals when there are “holes” in the ozone layer, allowing more radiation to pass through the atmosphere, it strikes water and creates more ozone.

It is a self-healing process that’s been going on in 3 to 5 week cycles since time began.
Man’s use of fluorocarbons is a non-factor in the open system we live in.
The ozone/fluorocarbon myth was created in a closed lab and extrapolated to promote an agenda.
Not science.


14 posted on 09/03/2011 7:16:26 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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OMG!

Obama is HEARTLESS!

As I write this, millions of women and minorities are dying from air pollution!

But Obama and his CAPITALIST PIG FAT CAT CORPORATION-LOVING friends are removing these absolutely necessary safety standards that will not only protect the lungs of women and minorities but SAVE THE EARTH!

Ommmmmm...!

16 posted on 09/03/2011 8:35:19 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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LOL! NYT, you were the guys who got him elected!!


17 posted on 09/03/2011 9:09:32 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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