facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

President Obama pulls back on ozone standards

Sept. 2, 2011 at 12:21 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The White House says it wants the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a draft plan for air quality standards for ozone.

In a statement, President Obama said he is asking EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the draft Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards plan, as part of an effort to reduce regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty as the U.S. economy struggles to recover.

"Work is already under way to update a 2006 review of the science that will result in the reconsideration of the ozone standard in 2013," the president said in the statement released by the White House Friday.

"Ultimately, I did not support asking state and local governments to begin implementing a new standard that will soon be reconsidered," the president said.

The president emphasized his administration's commitment to protecting the public health and the environment, saying it would "continue to vigorously oppose efforts to weaken EPA's authority under the Clean Air Act or dismantle the progress we have made."

Topics: Lisa Jackson
© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Conservative darling Ben Carson considering 2016 bid Conservative darling Ben Carson considering 2016 bid
2
Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus
3
$900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station $900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station
4
Hiker trapped by flash flood dies in Zion National Park
5
9,800 U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan 9,800 U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan
Trending News
x
Feedback