Lisa Jackson is facing uncharted political terrain following President Obama’s decision to shelve smog regulations that she had said were vital to protecting the public’s health...... The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator is appearing before Congress for the first time on Thursday since Obama’s Sept. 2 move to undercut her effort to toughen George W. Bush-era ozone rules...... Obama has opted to punt the issue until after the 2012 election. She is certain to face questions about the ozone standard, as well as GOP attacks on other EPA rules that Republicans call “job killers.”..

The only reason Obama killed the new EPA regulations was they would have destroyed any chance of his being rerelected..We'd be voting by candle light if the EPA's Tree Huggers had their way..