Obama’s Environmental Regulation
During his first term, President Obama was widely critized for the number of new regulations which were introduced. Critics attacked the President for introducing regulations that were hampering business and costing jobs.
However, the President is set to introduce even more regulation in 2013. A report released by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Minority Committee, has listed many more Enterprise Prevention Agenda regulations to be passed this year. The reported entitled “A Look Ahead to EPA Regulations for 2013: Numerous Obama EPA Rules Placed on Hold Until After the Election Spell Doom For Jobs and Economic Growth” numerates additional restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions, tougher water guidelines and tightening of the ozone standard. The report explains that these measures would push up taxes for businesses and individuals, as well as cost jobs.
Many environmental groups had hoped Obama would have done more in his first term to help green issues, but President Obama’s former climate czar Carol Browner told several green groups not to worry because “President Obama has a big green ‘to-do’ list for 2013 so they’ll get what they want.”
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