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Industry Groups Target Obama Midwest Bus Tour with Anti-rule Ads

16 Aug 2011  |   Emma Brown

Tags: Clean Air, General Political

A coalition of industry groups, which includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Petroleum Institute, and the National Association of Manufacturers, has launched an ad campaign across the Midwest designed to pressure the Obama Administration into delaying new EPA smog rules until 2013.

The ads, which come as President Obama tours the Midwest, will air via television, radio, and in newspapers along the tour’s stops. 

The smog rules—which are intended to protect public health and are especially vital in a year that has seen over 2,000 code orange air quality alerts—already have been delayed several times by the EPA. The agency stated on August 12 that it plans to issue the new smog rules “shortly,” but gave no specific deadline.

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