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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:14 PM
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Controversial Bush smog rule under review
Source: MSNBC

EPA will look at the tougher standard its advisers proposed in 2008

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Wednesday it will review a controversial Bush-era smog rule, saying it might have fallen short of scientific recommendations.

The Environmental Protection Agency said it would propose any revisions by December and a final decision by next August.

"This is one of the most important protection measures we can take to safeguard our health and our environment," EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said in a statement. "Reconsidering these standards and ensuring acceptable levels of ground-level ozone could cut health care costs and make our cities healthier, safer places to live, work and play."

The Justice Department, in a brief filed Wednesday in a federal appeals court, went further, saying that the EPA believes the revision made by the Bush administration does not adhere to federal air pollution law. The brief is part of a lawsuit by environmental groups against the Bush-era rule.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32878841/ns/us_news-environ... /
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:16 PM
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1. I think we can pretty much assume that most, if not all, Bush-era
regulations will fall short of scientific recommendations.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:28 PM
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2. "....it might have fallen short of scientific recommendations."
watching those M*A*S*H reruns is never time wasted.
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