WashPost: Obama administration slows environmental rules as it weighs political cost

“Obama, Gingrich said, ‘has an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would raise the price of gasoline by 25 cents a gallon.'”

The Washington Post reports:

After pushing through some of the most sweeping and contentious environmental measures in years, the Obama administration has slowed action on several policies as it calculates what it should undertake before the end of the term.

Rules aimed at curbing emissions from cars and light trucks are on hold because the White House has yet to give the Office of Management and Budget the go-ahead to review them. And a proposal to regulate soot, ready last fall, will not be issued before June…

Many environmentalists are even more frustrated about the delay in rules that would regulate fine particulate matter, which measures less than 2.5 micrometers, or about 1 / 30 the width of an average human hair. The soot rules have been a source of litigation for years: In 2009 a federal court invalidated regulations proposed under President George W. Bush, and although EPA staff members finalized a new package by last fall, EPA officials have said they will not issue a proposal before June, which could be finalized a year later…

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2 thoughts on “WashPost: Obama administration slows environmental rules as it weighs political cost”

  1. It sure isn’t noticeable. They need to ROLLBACK many, many regulations made by very thin science, at best, political policy at worst. But I don’t think they have the wherewithal, not in their genetic makeup.

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