"Industry, Enviro Groups Try to Sway EPA on Smog Standard"

"ARLINGTON, Va. -- Industry and environmental groups sparred at a public hearing here today over U.S. EPA's planned reconsideration of the George W. Bush administration's 2008 smog standard.

Roger McClellan, who chaired the panel of EPA science advisers during George H.W. Bush's presidency, urged agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to drop the smog proposal 'since the premise on which it was advanced is flawed.' The American Petroleum Institute paid McClellan to testify.

Environmental and public health advocates, meanwhile, warned EPA that failing to follow through on tightening smog limits would have devastating effects on public health and ecosystems."

Robin Bravender reports for Greenwire February 2, 2010.

Source: Greenwire, 02/03/2010