"Business Chiefs 'Betting on the President' To Kill EPA Ozone Rule"

"Powerful business and industry groups appealed to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Friday to pull back upcoming smog standards, calling the rules a test case of the White House's commitment to ensuring regulations don’t hinder U.S. competitiveness.

Senior officials with the Business Roundtable, the American Petroleum Institute, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other groups met with Jackson Friday afternoon to make the case that her decision to toughen Bush-era standards will hurt the economy.

The groups are looking to make the rules politically difficult for the White House to advance by calling them out of step with President Obama’s highly touted executive order this year on regulatory reform."

Ben Geman reports for The Hill's E2 Wire July 15, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"Health Groups Make Hay Over Utility Regulators' EPA Resolution" (Greenwire)

"A Discreet Nonprofit Brings Together Politicians and Corporations to Write ‘Model Bills’" (ProPublica)

"EPA Ozone Proposal Draws Fire" (Unification Church/Washington Times)

"Industry: EPA Hurts Obama in 2012" (Politico)
 

Source: E2 Wire, 07/18/2011