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Maggie_May Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:38 PM
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Bush asked for weaker smog standard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency agreed to weaken an important part of its new smog requirements after being told at the last minute that President Bush preferred a less stringent approach, according to government documents.
They show tense exchanges between the EPA and the White House Office of Management and Budget in the days before the smog air quality standard was announced Wednesday.

Changes directed by the White House were made only hours before the agency issued the regulation. The late activity forced the EPA to delay the announcement for five hours.

The disagreement concerned the amount of protection from ozone, or smog, that should be afforded wildlife, farmlands, parks and open spaces.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/14/dirty.air.ap/ind...

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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:20 PM
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1. bet ya
cheeney wanted this.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:28 PM
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2. It's not just cheney it's big business. Corporate America hates the EPA because it costs them money.
They know they pollute but don't give a shit when it comes to the bottom line.
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