Thursday, August 02, 2007

Smoking gun evidence that the White House is tampering with EPA smog plan

EPA's regulatory docket (EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0225) contains smoking gun evidence that the White House Office of Management and Budget is tampering with EPA's smog proposal -- in an effort to weaken it on behalf of big polluters.

In one document, for example, EPA reports back to OMB that it has agreed to the White House demand that EPA analyze the weaker standard of 79 parts per billion:

0.079 ppm will be included in a subsequent version of the RIA (end of July 2007).

Our friend, Vickie Patton with Environmental Defense, noted in recent testimony to the Senate that OMB also demanded in several recent proposals that EPA pretend -- contrary to science -- that ozone does not kill people.

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