Was President Obama right or wrong to withdraw the Environmental Protection Agency's smog standard?
Last week, Obama announced he was withdrawing EPA's re-proposal of the George W. Bush-era ground-level ozone standard until at least 2013 when the agency will regularly review it. While underscoring his commitment to EPA's efforts to clean up the air, he said: "Ultimately, I did not support asking state and local governments to begin implementing a new standard that will soon be reconsidered."
What implications does this have for the economy and the country's air quality? How does this affect Obama's commitment to other EPA rules, such as those controlling mercury and greenhouse gas emissions from power plants?