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The Obama administration is getting some praise from business groups tonight.
For ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to halt work on proposed rules to tighten air quality standards opponents had argued.
The rules would significantly increase the regulatory burden on businesses and hinder an already fragile economy.
My next guest says the president's reversal on the smog regulations is a good start.
But the EPA is still choking growth.
-- assortment of other regulations joining me now is.
-- -- -- -- -- And author of the book Green -- -- Steve Malloy Steve I'm not going to suggest that the president is making a 180 degree turn here on environmental regulation but.
Maybe a 147 degrees -- close.
Well I think He starts make a turn but this ozone rule was gonna cost businesses a trillion dollars a year in compliance costs.
And -- seven point four million Americans out of work but when -- -- a a case of the rules not gonna go through now.
President Obama says that he's gonna push it through -- -- thirteen we'll see if he's around.
Pass the ozone rule there are many other EPA regulations.
That threaten American business there is -- cross state air pollution -- the utility Mac.
He's going to be looking at articulate better standards next year for.
For -- There's a whole host of EPA regulations which -- gonna cost billions and billions and billions of dollars and provide no benefits in terms of public health or the environment.
-- EPA's been around for a long time.
We clearly they've done some good is it just over the last couple years -- the regulatory environment is gotten such that it is just now starting to choke off businesses.
Well I look at this well I've been in this business after twenty years and I can say that -- -- twenty years the EPA has been over regulating.
Yet we have made tremendous environment our progress since 1970 -- guess what it's no longer ninety sevenths 2011 our environment is clean safe we do not need.
More environmental regulations asked if He gets the credit for clean up America.
Well I think that the credit actually goes to the American businesses that have made as wealthy enough to afford environmental protection.
If you look around the world only the wealthy countries can afford it.
It's a luxury we've been so rich that we can afford it but that's no longer the case we are in deep economic trouble right now.
And we have got to get a grip on the EPA and the rest of the environmental.
Administrative apparatus -- our economy can grow.
Here's what scares me Steve I remember iron eyes Cody crying on the side of the road but the garbage and I got inside and out well remember that -- -- we ought to go back to those days I know I think I think our companies are focused on quarterly numbers and I honestly feel like -- there isn't some regulation.
That we would go back to the -- of I made my quarterly numbers and you know the environment -- -- -- acres of -- key set up a false dichotomy is not that.
If we don't have more regulation we're going back to 1970.
You that's not the case at all week we have extensive environmental regulation and laws.
-- -- protection is now mainstream even amongst that the note it the leading businesses are the biggest environmentalists they're very careful.
So we're not talking about that we're talking about regulatory excess.
Where the costs can go into the hundreds of billions if not trillions of dollars and producing zero benefit zero benefits in terms of public health.
We environment there's not a single American today.
Whose health is being adversely impacted by.
Ambient air quality today we do not need to tighten as regulations and waste all that money kill all those job opportunity.
Still part of this Steve I think is the fact that -- -- is it or you as you answer this question is it just the EPA there's an effective -- several other agencies now.
Also overlapping each other.
Well sure there's the department of interior.
Here who gets in the way of oil drilling and other natural resource exploration.
You know -- and it's Minerals Management Service you know the the problems with drilling in the gulf so it's not just the EPA got the Department of the Interior also He got the mine safety health administration which is enabling the Obama administration Jihad against the coal industry.
So -- -- body restoration is using every our -- to call.
Into the regulatory apparatus to go after American business and that's got to stop or -- he's gonna be out of a job.
As long as the -- iron eyes Cody dozen of rollover of spray -- Steve I'm finally thank you so much -- there.
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