EPA officials initially tried to set a lower seasonal limit on ozone to protect wildlife, parks and farmland, as required under the law. While their proposal was less restrictive than what the EPA's scientific advisers had proposed, Bush overruled EPA officials and on Tuesday ordered the agency to increase 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.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Who Loves Ya Baby?
Shrub, steps in once again to make sure we know where his priorities are. This is the same Shrub that insists that frivolous lawsuits are the main cause of high health care costs and that these same increasing health care costs have nothing to do whatsoever with the polluted environment. This is the same Shrub that ever so sincerely tells us that he cares about every human life. Maybe he really means that but left out the small caveat about how polluters count for a little more.