What a bummer.Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The Wall Street Journal editorial board this week delivered one of its signature hyperventilating rants against clean air protections. True to form, the disjointed effort mangles basic facts, omits mention of the overwhelming public health benefits from cleaner air, and casts the board as obliging bully puppet, woodenly repeating polluter ventriloquists' talking points. The editorial begins with a tired and demonstrably false charge, that the Obama EPA's regulatory output has outpaced the entire first term of the Clinton administration implementing the just-enacted 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson …
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John Walke is a senior attorney and the Director of NRDC's Clean Air Program.