Obama Caves, Abandons Proposal to Improve National Air Quality

pollution-smoke-air-black.jpg Photo credit: Señor Codo via Fotopedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Congressional Republicans have been complaining relentlessly (and rather baselessly) that tightening smog standards, as Obama's EPA has sought to do, would cripple the economy. Studies have indicated that those improved anti-air pollution standards would have saved tens of thousands of lives every year, and prevented innumerable cases of lung disease, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses. However, Obama...Read the full story on TreeHugger