Election time is among us folks…..
Don’t look for ANY BIG sweeping Legislation or Rules coming down the pike for the next 15 months….
Liberal, Environmentalist’s and Progressives aren’t gonna be happy…
But they should know better that expect this stuff to go forward the way things are…
Politically AND Economically…
The rules come back up for review in 2013….
Leaving them as they are will keep Bush era thresholds in place…..
In a statement, Obama praised EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s effort to improve the nation’s air quality but said he had asked her to withdraw the draft standards since they were scheduled to be reconsidered two years from now anyway.
“Work is already underway to update a 2006 review of the science that will result in the reconsideration of the ozone standard in 2013,” Obama said. “Ultimately, I did not support asking state and local governments to begin implementing a new standard that will soon be reconsidered.”
Ground-level ozone is formed when emissions from power plants, other industrial facilities, vehicles and landfills react in the sunlight. Smog can cause or aggravate health problems such as asthma and heart disease, and it has been linked to premature death.
The federal government normally reviews the standards for ground-level ozone — a “primary” standard for public health and a “secondary” one aimed at the environment — every five years. The George W. Bush administration set the primary standard at 75 parts per billion in March 2008, but Jackson chose to revisit the standards early because that level was significantly higher than the 60 to 70 parts per billion recommended by the EPA’s scientific advisory committee at the time…..