Gore Chides Obama On EPA Order

September 7, 2011 11:10 a.m.

In his personal blog this afternoon, former V.P. Al Gore expressed his disappointment in Obama’s recent environmental concessions to the GOP. Environmentalists had been pushing the president to lower the levels of pollution now permitted under laws dating to the Bush administration; levels the EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson says are ‘not legally defensible.’

Gore accuses the president of bowing to ‘pressure from polluters who did not want to bear the cost of implementing new restrictions on their harmful pollution’ and warns that 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.’

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