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Web Date: September 2, 2011

White House Abandons Ozone Rule

Air Quality: Obama cites need to reduce regulatory burdens as the economy recovers
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: EPA, Clean Air Act, ozone pollution

President Barack Obama today directed EPA to drop its highly controversial effort to set, under the auspices of the Clean Air Act, more stringent standards for ground-level ozone pollution, a key constituent of smog. Obama cited the need to reduce regulatory burdens and uncertainty among the business community in light of the struggling economy.

“With that in mind, and after careful consideration, I have requested that [EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson] withdraw the draft Ozone . . .

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