Fresh Air? Not at the National Parks!

The International Business Times reports that manufacturers have gathered to scout some of the places needing new operating models under these hard regulations. And these are not all factories.


President Barack Obama has already blinked once on the rule, which aims to limit smog-creating ozone pollution after 2020 from power plants and factories: Just before Labor Day in 2011, he forced the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw an almost-final version of the rule, infuriating green groups that accused him of capitulating to industry pressure to ease his reelection. Obama said he was acting to “underscore the importance of reducing regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty.”

The entire piece is here at And the short video clip below sums the problem up perfectly.

The National Association of Manufacturers propelled a multi-million dollar publicity campaign against the Obama administration’s environmental stance. The business group charged current ozone levels are down 20 percent over the last decade.

The group — the largest manufacturer association in the U.S. — noted in its new ads that several national parks spewed more pollution than the proposed limits. The ozone restrictions would place Yosemite, Yellowstone, Mesa Verde and Acadia out of compliance.




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