Obama Re-thinking Job Killing Regs

International Business Times - The U.S. President, Barack Obama, has shelved the controversial plan to tighten air-quality rule on Friday, said the officials. The rule designed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was aimed to reduce emission of health-threatening smog, but irked the congressional Republicans and businesses in the U.S. Businessmen and Republicans welcomed Obama's decision of abandoning the "job-killing" smog rule saying it showed his growing sensitiveness toward the presently decimated American economy, whereas environmentalists criticized the decision describing it "unfortunate" and a "new low for President Obama."
They have accused him of being defeated by the corporate polluters, and the American Lung Association said they are preparing to take legal action against Obama. "This is a huge win for corporate polluters and huge loss for public health," said the dismayed Gene Karpinski, the President of League of Conservation Voters. However, the administration defended their decision saying it was based on merits and certainly not forced by the industry pressure. Read full story here: News New Mexico



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