The Meltdown of Keith ‘Mad Dog’ Olbermann
After Obama abandoned the Environmental Protection Agency-backed plan to tighten smog rules, Mad Dog Olbermann
went ballistic by asking, “What the hell is going on in the White House?”
Apparently, Obama’s puppet broke a few strings in his tirade against Obama…
“So, if you’re having trouble breathing, or you just occasionally do breathe, kindly help the president out and hold your breath until the year 2013 or later… Who on Earth in the White House thinks this is a positive for them and in which delusional parallel universe do they live?” =Mad Dog Olbermann
On Sep 2nd, 2011, Obama scrubbed the EPA new smog standard (Ground-level ozone Regulation) of 60 to 70 parts per billion after viewing the weak jobs report from the Labor Department and pressure from Republicans. Currently, the ozone standard of 75 parts per billion was set by he Bush administration in March, 2008.
Smog is a yellowish fog created by a mixture of ozone and atmospheric pollutants, emissions from cars, power and chemical plants, refineries, and factories. Ground-level ozone, the main ingredient in smog, is the product of complex photochemical reactions between nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC).
Ozone is a powerful lung irritant that can trigger asthma and can cause congestion, chest pain, inflame the lining of the lungs, and worsen COPD.
EnvironMental Evangelist Al Gore also condemned Obama’s decision as bowing to pressure from polluters.
On Friday afternoon, as brave and committed activists continued their non-violent civil disobedience outside the White House in protest of the tar sands pipeline that would lead to a massive increase in global warming pollution, President Obama ordered the EPA to abandon its pursuit of new curbs on emissions that worsens disease-causing smog in US cities. Earlier this year, the EPA’s administrator, Lisa Jackson, wrote that the levels of pollution now permitted — put in place by the Bush-Cheney administration– are “not legally defensible.” Those very same rules have now been embraced by the Obama White House.
Instead of relying on science, President Obama appears to have bowed to pressure from polluters who did not want to bear the cost of implementing new restrictions on their harmful pollution—even though economists have shown that the US economy would benefit from the job creating investments associated with implementing the new technology. The result of the White House’s action will be increased medical bills for seniors with lung disease, more children developing asthma, and the continued degradation of our air quality. –Al Gore
Outsourcing of American jobs to foreign countries is due to government programs, extensive government regulations, and progressive taxation. Can any Progressive politician Balance Big government regulations to avoid sending Jobs overseas and protect the public health?
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