Earlier I posted articles about the ozone pollution spreading across the open spaces of Wyoming, but also that the EPA was about to tighten the standards nationwide. The EPA did a little bit, but President Bush personally intervened to block tighter seasonal standards, which are the most important because air pollution varies greatly by season due to dispersion pattern changes.

Story. Bush ‘Intervened At The 11th Hour’ To Kill Climate Protections. Think Progress.

New air quality rules could affect Pinedale, Wyoming area. By Chris Merrill. Casper Star Tribune.

Revised smog rules put six Utah counties in air pollution spotlight. By Judy Fahys. The Salt Lake Tribune

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

2 Responses to EPA modestly tightens ozone standards after last minute Bush weakening

  1. avatar April Clauson says:

    Can’t we get this jerk impeached somehow? I am sick of him Vetoing everything that makes sense, he is more like a “Hitler” ruler, than a US President!!!

  2. avatar April Clauson says:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23631398

    Just just came through, and note the nice comment made about Bush……a law has been passed

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

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