Health group to White House: Ignore industry smog appeal

The direct appeals to Daley demonstrate that the smog rules have become a top priority for industry and public-health lobbyists alike.

The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing the upcoming final rules, which have been delayed repeatedly.

The Business Roundtable, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other industry groups — which claim the rules will harm the economy — also made their case to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson in a meeting last week.