The busiest lawyers in the nation would have to be those tasked with
legalizing after the fact justifying George Bush’s forays into areas outside of his authority.
As a consequence, administration lawyers hustled to craft new legal justifications for the weakened standard.
Bush is at it again, this time he has stepped in and weakened the EPA standards that regulate smog forming ozone. A move that directly contradicts the EPA and more than likely goes against the regulations set forth by the Clean Air Act which dictate that air-quality rules be decided by the EPA alone.
“It is unprecedented and an unlawful act of political interference for the president personally to override a decision that the Clean Air Act leaves exclusively to EPA’s expert scientific judgment,” said John Walke, clean-air director for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Knock me over with a feather, who would have thought that an oil man would loosen pollution standards?