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Coats Statement on Obama’s Decision to Withdraw the Proposed EPA National Smog Standards

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, made the following statement today regarding President Obama’s request to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the draft of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards:

"The announcement by the President today to withdraw the EPA's proposed national smog standards is welcome news. I am glad the Obama administration is finally realizing that its overreaching regulations are hurting American jobs and preventing economic growth. Although today's announcement is a step in the right direction, more work needs to be done to get our economy moving again. I hope the President will work with Congress to remove the remaining costly regulations that are keeping businesses from growing and hiring. With the unemployment rate still above nine percent, it's time the administration abandon its old ways and start focusing on a pro-growth agenda that will get Americans back to work."

For more information on the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards click here.

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