The U.S. President (Obama) is so fearful of being responsible for not doing enough to promote job growth, he is willing to forgo EPA recommended restrictions on ozone pollution limits. This article in the New York Times describes the EPA’s basis for the ozone limit and the decision by Obama to retract support the proposed regulation.
His public statement indicates that he is promoting jobs over the environment and our nations health. “At the same time, I have continued to underscore the importance of reducing regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty, particularly as our economy continues to recover.” This is obviously a political move. Obama was elected during the recession to make the tough decisions for our country in a time of need. The economy has balanced out, although it will be a long time before we see a recovery, and we need his leadership to make the tough sacrifices in order to promote public health and protect the environment.
If you wish to take a stance in support of this regulation and ask President Obama to change his decision, visit this Green Peace website.