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SFGate: Bush intervention led EPA to scale back ozone limits:

The Environmental Protection Agency weakened one part of its new limits on smog-forming ozone after an unusual, last-minute intervention by President Bush, according to documents released by the EPA.

EPA officials initially tried to set a lower seasonal limit on ozone to protect wildlife, parks and farmland, as required under federal law. While their proposal was less restrictive than what the EPA’s scientific advisers had proposed, Bush overruled EPA officials Tuesday and ordered the agency to raise the limit, according to the documents.

“It is unprecedented and an unlawful act of political interference for the president personally to override a decision that the Clean Air Act leaves exclusively to EPA’s expert scientific judgment,” said John Walke, clean air director for the Natural Resources Defense Council.


March 14, 2008 - Posted by | Commentary, Environment

1 Comment »

  1. And this year my asthma has been worse than ever and it is affecting my ability to get out there. And I have to wonder if this has something to do with it. And for my health, I can’t wait for this mis-administration to end. Its looking more than ever that my very health depends on it!

    Comment by cynthial | March 15, 2008 | Reply

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