Skip to comments.Obama reverses EPA ozone regs, claims it's too expensive right now (DUH!)
Posted on 09/02/2011 11:28:30 AM PDT by ElenaM
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama on Friday scrapped his administration's controversial plans to tighten smog rules, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders. Obama overruled the Environmental Protection Agency and the unanimous opinion of its independent panel of scientific advisers and directed administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the proposed regulation to reduce concentrations of ground-level ozone, smog's main ingredient. The decision rests in part on reducing regulatory burdens and uncertainty for businesses at a time of rampant uncertainty about an unsteady economy.
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The EPA under Obama proposed in January 2010 a range for the concentration of ground-level ozone allowed in the air from 60 parts per billion to 70 parts per billion. That's about equal to a single tennis ball in an Olympic-size swimming pool full of tennis balls.
Jackson, Obama's environmental chief, said at the time that "using the best science to strengthen these standards is a long overdue action that will help millions of Americans breathe easier and live healthier."
The American Lung Association, which sued the EPA over the Bush standard, said it would continue its legal fight now that Obama is essentially endorsing the weaker limit. The group had suspended its lawsuit after the Obama administration vowed to correct it.Bwahahahahahahahahaha!
The operative phrase is too expensive RIGHT NOW. In other words, once the Marxist is safely re-elected, the regs are back on, baby, and doubled.
It’s Lenin’s “New Economic Policy” con job, or Stalin’s “Dizzy With Success” dodge, to lull the targets into a false sense of security before lowering the boom.
Like everything else with B.O. (and I do mean B.O.), there is a time limit on this announcement.
Before too long there will be a reversal on this reversal. Reversing a previous reversal. Causing a reversal of fortunes.
FOR ALL OF US.
Was this the rule / bill that was going to close or make coal fired power plants close their operations or continue at extreme costs passed on to consumers ?
Hope yer well...stay safe.
Some good comments on that thread. And some scary comments on Yahoo now. Makes me wonder if this country can even be turned around.
Link? I hate searching at those places.
Crud, I looked back a couple of pages and thought I was the first. Sorry ‘bout that.
The patient is too weak to be blead now, but he’ll be back later to get more blood when the patient is stronger.
But he’ll definately be back, because he is certain that bleeding is good for the patient.
Those new regulations will still be too expensive in December 2012.
And he´s still a muslim creep.
Good through Nov 7, 2012?
The only thing likely to impress me regarding this topic, is the move to abolish the EPA. Short of that...?
Too expensive now is the same as too expensive later.
Waste is waste no matter when it is committed.
Yes, I believe it is the same regulation.
That means it would cost around 180 billion dollars.
It’s amazing how pissed off the liberal Rats are...the comments in HP are brutal.
When one person can determine the fate of 300 million that’s not a republic, but a dictatorship.
Congress needs to return its lawmaking powers to itself and strip them from the Executive branch.
Yeah, Dick Obama, MOST of the things you are doing are too expensive at ANY time.
I don’t know, I haven’t seen anything on that aspect yet. Hopefully those plants will stay online but anything can happen at this point.
and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!
“Its amazing how pissed off the liberal Rats are...the comments in HP are brutal.”
Thank you for making my day. The only good rat - in a civilized world - is a pissed-off rat.
Goota love gov’t bean counters
It’s going to cost between 19 billion dollars and 5 times that much.
maybe more, we just don’t know
“President Barack Obama on Friday scrapped his administration’s controversial plans”
The bastard son of a Honoluhu street urchin already has promised to bury the coal industry. That tells me ms affirmative action has something even more sinister up his prissy little sleeve.
Expect more right turns from the punk POTUS as he prepares for November 2012. He is taking a play from the Clinton playbook Wwatch what happens after the election
***Obama reverses EPA ozone regs, ****
And the DUrs are goubg ballistic!
Where’s the media outrage?
Children and minorities most affected !!
Don’t believe it.
The DU’ers don’t even know what he is delaying. They just scream “love canal” and crap like that.