President Obama has temporarily delayed new rules to be imposed by the unelected bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency that would have punished American business by as much as $90 billion in new costs and jeopardized thousands of jobs right here in Virginia. Thats the good news, but the bad news is that the president intends to revisit the rules in 2013 after the 2012 election.
The proposed rules, governing ozone standards and air pollution, amounted to nothing more than a back door Cap-and-Trade scheme and would have a disastrous effect on employers and the people of Virginia. Though the president has backed down at this point, those concerned with the free market and the expansion of the economy must not become complacent!
AFP's Vice President for Policy Phil Kerpen issued the following statement: