This is part of a coordinated polluter campaign aimed at torpedoing EPA efforts to set tougher national smog standards:
In recent weeks, business groups have also:
--asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the already too weak smog standards set by the Bush administration in 2008.
--sought to dissuade EPA’s science advisers from endorsing tougher standards
--enlisted local elected officials to press their case with the science advisers (even to the point of instigating obvious Astro-turf communications to the advisers)
--obviously orchestrated House and Senate attacks on EPA “secret science” (or do you really think congressional aides have enough time between pouring cups of coffee for their bosses to research and write up this stuff on their own?)
I realize virtually all the media and big environmental group focus is on carbon. But I would not ignore this issue. Obviously the business groups aren’t.