U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding President Obama's announcement to pull back the Environmental Protection Agency's new national smog standards:
"President Obama's move to withdraw the EPA's proposed ozone regulations prevented the loss of millions of American jobs and saved job creators all over the country from taking a significant financial hit. With more than 14 million Americans looking for work and today's unemployment report which points to no net new jobs in August, there is no doubt that America cannot afford any more of the Administration's job-killing regulations. Although the Obama Administration continues to harbor harmful job-killing regulations, for the sake of all Americans I am hopeful that the President's jobs speech on Thursday will be in line with today's announcement."