Thursday, May 21, 2009

More Proof Of How Horrible George Bush Was

We have all heard the hysteria from the left, George Bush is killing us with his clean air policies, Bush is the worst President ever on the environment, we're all doomed.

Turns out that these statements may not have been entirely accurate.

Report Shows Air Quality Improved During Bush Administration

As the Obama administration considers further steps to fight air pollution, a recent report from a Washington think tank shows that air quality in the United States has improved significantly over the last decade.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research analyzed data collected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and concluded that levels of numerous gases linked with air pollution have fallen off since 2001.

Among the findings: Carbon monoxide decreased by 39 percent, ozone by 6 percent, and sulfur dioxide by 32 percent.

"Pick any category you want and pollution levels are generally lower than they were seven years ago," said Steven Hayward, the policy analyst who authored the report, titled "Index of Leading Environmental Indicators," for the conservative think tank.

"(Environmental groups) said air pollution was out of control, but this was always more about politics than it was fact," Hayward said.

Environmental groups agree that tremendous progress has been made since the 1980s, when cities like Houston and Los Angeles were thick with smog and acid rain devastated lakes and forests across the U.S.

Don't worry though, Bush will get no credit for this.

But they add that the progress reflects "strong legislation," and they say the nation needs more of it.

"The reason we've had success over the last 40 years is because strong laws like the Clean Air Act work on pollution," said John Walke, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council.

"But we have a long way to go. We've learned more. The science is better today than it was in 1980 or 1990. We now know we need stronger definitions of clean air to truly protect Americans.

"Over 150 million Americans live in areas with unhealthy air," Walke said. "If we can pass effective laws, we can reduce the problem."

Now I'm not defending Bush, he can do that himself. The point here is that the left as usual is full of, well, hot air.

Finally, a thought on this

"Over 150 million Americans live in areas with unhealthy air,"

These people almost certainly live in cities. Which party do city mayors generally belong to? I'll give a hint, it's not the Republican Party.

So most of the country had an improvement in air quality during the Bush administration with the exception of areas controlled locally by Democrats. Hmm.

The good news for the libs is that a lot of the public will never know about this because as usual the far left media did not seem to think the fact that our air is improving is news. A quick scan of the sites of ABC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN showed not mention of this. So, the leftist message is safe, the media has shielded mtham from the truth once again.

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The Pajama Underground said...

Great post. I saw this only on Fox- as you note, it was completely buried by the mainstreams because it doesn't fit into the script they are following.

shoprat said...

The public definitely needs to know this but probably won't.

Larry Durham said...

Amazingly, there will be people out there who are disapponted to hear the news. Probably the same morons who secretly (and some not so secretly) who hated to see the surge work.

mksviews said...

Once again, it just demonstrates that if you care about something and want better for it, don't give it to the left. Everything they turn almost always turns to shit. It's just the way it is because the left are only about feelings, not much else.

Chuck said...

All, thanks for posting. It is icredible how much the media buries this stuff

Larry, the enviros will be mad at improvement in air quality if Bush is responsible.

Z said...

It took 9 paragraphs for the NYTimes to mention the men who were trying jihad in NYC were muslims..did you see that?

And, I'm hearing that dope John Boehner is agreeing that the CIA that true? Has anybody heard that? Oh, man.

If we don't fix the media, we're toast in this country; I'm hoping the way Robt Gibbs has been TREATING the media might help. Did you see what he did to Helen Thomas? Of course, it couldn't happen to a 'nicer' lady, but......the disdain, the smug dismissal. WHAT is WITh this White House? they honestly believe this is all about THEM, like it's some big tag basketball game of buddies in such power now they can hardly imagine it and BOY are they running with it. It's positively a joke; I'm betting the Dems start seeing this.

Flavor Country said...

Come'on Chuck. Why does the right always have to talk about the media burying things?

Why would this be in the media period at this point in the nation's current state?

The Bush administration themselves could have easily got the spotlight for something like this, but what have any former Bush people been doing? Attacking the Obama administration.

They are on MSNBC all the time and no mention of how Bush cleaned up the country, just attacks. It's not buried, they just don't bring it up. They must be honorable that way.

Hey I give it to Bush, he sure did love the environment.....thank God for Bush!

Chuck said...

Z, we are fixing the media. It's called bankruptcy. More and more people are turning them off or not buying them, more need to follow suit.

Flavor, Are you joking? Do you think if the air quality had gone down it would have been ignored? If it continues to get better over the next 3 years will it be ignored? Who will get credit for it?

As far as former Bush staffers being on the news, it's called defending his record. Because for the first time that I know of, a sitting President is being continously and highly critical of a former President. Are they supposed to ignore it? Should we talk about Gore, Carter, Clinton? They retired gracefully, right?

Chaney and friends are on the airwaves again because, once again, Obama is showing he has a complete lack of class, is unqualified, and a whiner so his strongest policy is "Yeah, but Bush...".

Always On Watch said...

Report Shows Air Quality Improved During Bush AdministrationI must tell my Al-Gore-admiring neighbor this one.

Chuck said...

AOW, your neighbor will undoubtedly see the error of his/her ways and convert from Gorianity :-)