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Gore: Obama ‘bowed to pressure from polluters’

Al Gore has sharply criticized President Obama’s decision to block science-based ozone standards. “Instead of relying on science, President Obama appears to have bowed to pressure from polluters who did not want to bear the cost of implementing new restrictions on their harmful pollution — even though economists have shown that the US economy would benefit from the job creating investments associated with implementing the new technology,” Gore wrote on his blog. He contrasted Obama’s decision with the “brave and committed activists” who engaged in civil disobedience to encourage Obama to kill the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

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