President Obama must've known that he was going to make a few people mad when he abandoned new stricter EPA smog standards last Friday. Al Gore, also known as global warming's worst nightmare, was one of those people. The former vice president and current cable TV mogul wrote in a blog post on Wednesday:
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.
We may now add Gore to the catalog of environmentalists utterly enraged with the president about this decision.
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