5 Dec 2014

Obama: Your kids ‘could not breathe’ in Beijing. President Obama defended his controversial environmental regulations on Wednesday, arguing that without efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the U.S. could be issuing smog warnings like China.

President Obama defended his controversial environmental regulations on Wednesday, arguing that without efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the U.S. could be issuing smog warnings like China.
“I would just point to one simple example, and that is you would not want your kids growing up in Beijing right now, because they could not breathe,” Obama said.  
“And the fact of the matter is that used to be true in Los Angeles — as recently as 1970. And the reason it changed was because of the Clean Air Act,” he added.
Major Chinese cities Shanghai and Beijing have been the subject to smog warnings in the past year, alerting children and the elderly to remain indoors due to record pollution.
Obama’s comments were in response to a question on where he sees room for progress in removing regulatory burdens for businesses that could hinder competitiveness during a meeting at the Business Roundtable headquarters in Washington.
Obama also hinted at the benefits of an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to clarify the agency’s authority over certain bodies of water.
Obama said his hometown of Chicago used to be against the Clean Water Act, because “people said it would destroy our businesses and our competitiveness,” but now the commercial downtown part of Chicago is, “in large part, driven by a really big, radical piece of environmental legislation.”
“So there’s an example of something that — it’s inconvenient, it’s tough, but it’s the right thing to do. And, over time, I actually think it’s not only good for our quality of life, it’s actually good for our economy,” Obama said. “Because we’ve got some really innovative companies here and you guys figure out how to adapt to those regulations.”

2 comments:

  1. Hey dick for brains, holy sheep fuck...where to start. 1st and foremost when I was a kid in cali, there were smog days, where we didn't have to do PE. Prior to the fake AQMD, the news would tell you if it was safe for sports or not. How did cali fix this...we have to pay 50 cents on the dollar for special fuel for our state...and now this human cancer cell wants more money????? Obama, you can kick rocks.

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  2. The life expectancy in Beijing rose 2 years in a decade, as air pollution grew. Beijingers and the citizens of China's large, dirty-air cities live longer than Americans.
    Americans need to STFU.

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