"I look at Gitmo as a resource that can't be replaced," said Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican and one of the top negotiators of the final compromise, who said Democrats would close it if they could. "Well, we are now keeping it open for another year."
"The EPA's previously proposed ozone standard came with a price tag of up to $90 billion per year, by EPA's own estimation. In 2011 President Obama pulled back on the 2010 proposal due to high costs and the potential of a detrimental impact to American businesses. Now the EPA is proposing an equally aggressive standard while failing to even be advised about the potential cost of lowering the standard," said Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican.