The Washington Post is reporting that the White House—again—is interfering with the EPA’s ability to set scientific air pollution standards. Last time, it was the president who prevented the EPA from strengthening the air quality standard for ozone, despite the unanimous advice of the agency’s independent scientific advisory committee. This time, the interference is coming from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Read More
July 18th, 2012
September 30th, 2011
Recently, Politico reported (subscription) that White House Office of Management and Budget Director Cass Sunstein had this to say about whether politics trumped science in the president’s failure to set a science-based standard for ground-level ozone pollution:
September 9th, 2011
On my previous post on ozone, reader Jeff asked:
1) What is the current standard for ground ozone?
2) Which businesses, specifically, are trying – I mean succeeding – in blocking the new standards?
Jeff, I felt that the answers to your questions were complex enough to warrant another post (and probably even a book!). Here they are in brief. Read More