How reversed smog rule affects EPA, other agencies

Thursday - 9/8/2011, 9:30am EDT

Sarah Ladislaw, senior fellow, CSIS

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When President Barack Obama last week ordered the Environmental Protection Agency administrator to withdraw a landmark air pollution rule, the politics of it immediately engulfed Washington.

But what about the operation of the agency and the other agencies EPA might have collaborated with on the rule?

Sarah Ladislaw, a senior fellow for energy and national security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the policy implications.

And as she pointed out, though the administration about-face caught many unaware, none of it happened overnight.