This week in USA in brief: Anti-EPA pressure puts Obama on the spot; Basic military research fares well in Senate; Stem-cell dispute restarted; Prioritise research and education, politicians urged; Universities detail economic development plans; Cancer campaigners seek funding boost.
Anti-EPA pressure puts Obama on the spot
The Environmental Protection Agency’s delay in issuing greenhouse gas regulations for power plants has turned the heat up on the Obama administration. News of the delay came just days after the President had directed EPA to withdraw a proposal to tighten ground-level ozone standards. The EPA has been under tremendous pressure from industry and anti-environmental members of congress.