A hero to the environmental movement and a constant thorn in the sides of Republicans and the energy sector, outgoing Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson presided over one of the most controversial and dramatic periods in the agency’s history. She made her mark by helping craft new automobile fuel standards, imposing a ban on new coal-fired power plants, and being among the loudest in calling for action to combat climate change. But Ms. Jackson, who announced her resignation Thursday after four years at the helm of the EPA, also sustained several legal defeats
Obama´s praise of Jackson´s accomplishmemts shows that he is mad:
"...playing a key role in establishing historic fuel economy standards that will save the average American family thousands of dollars at the pump, while also slashing carbon pollution,” Mr. Obama said.
1. The cost to consumers to achieve the EPA´s CAFE standards will be at least $3,000 to $5,000 per car. The added cost will not be offset with fuel savings until year 8 or 9 of ownership.
2. Obama wants to eliminate consumer choice by forcing micro vehicles on us. Americans don´t buy the micro cars & micro trucks that will have to average 56 MPG. We will keep our existing cars longer to avoid buying a 2 seat car that weighs less than 1,800 pounds.
3. Small cars kill, and micro cars will kill an additional 2,000 to 3,000 Americans per year. Tiny plastic capsules offer little mass to absorb collisions.
4. The EPA´s CAFE rules will drive auto manufacturing to China & India, where cheap labor can make micro cars that will have an MSRP of $25,000 in 2020.
I´d like to ask the current "Speaker of the House" WHY in God´s Green Earth is this agency still being funded? This is just ONE reason we need a True Conservative as Speaker of the House in January......
The alias woman named Richard has been ousted because of scandal - would we could rid ourselves of other similar liberal incubuses[incubi?] I guess the successsor will be even worse - Funding oiught to be withdrawn - . This apponted agency has played a huge part in our worsening economical problems
I don´t know your point of view if you say she had mixed reviews. Nothing this woman did was a positive including ducking strict laws about secrecy.Here is Obama riding in on his white horse of transparency and being anything but.They stonewall FOIA requests all the time,even then you gat a heavily redacted account of what happened. This woman should be facing an indictment,not wondering what her next career move is. She´ll probably sit on a board of a radical left wing think tank.
I´m also thinking she avoided doing economic impact studies of her radical war on big energy.I can see her siting there say X is an acceptable number of job losses to fight the myth of climate change.She doesn´t care if a father of 3 loses his livelihood.
You can bet if the EPA was using secret e mail accounts,then there´s other Obama goon depts. doing the same.These people are systematic cheaters.
The Republicans have no strategy to fight this nonsense and until we get serious about our messaging the left will continue to dominate the debate. For decades the left has been able to cultivate their agenda and they are reaping the rewards. Statistic after statistic is available to refute the lies of agencies like the EPA, and yet, we hear nothing from the Republicans. Time to spend some big bucks on ads cleverly produced that will refute the outrageous claims of the EPA and similar agencies. Go Alinsky on their butts. Use ridicule and humor to educate the uninformed. It is time to play by their rules and beat them at their own game. Think outside the box because what we are doing now is not working.
Another corrupt incompetent Democrat hack trying to keep her fat butt out of prison. This the most corrupt administration in all American history and is only going to get worse. Too bad that the MSM won´t acknowledge this fact. So many of these Democrats should be indicted from Obama on down. If the public only knew how bad it is.
I guess she wasn´t radical enough for this Administration. Still, good riddance.
This is a scream:
“Under her leadership, the EPA has taken sensible and important steps ...implementing the first national standard for harmful mercury pollution, taking important action to combat climate change under the Clean Air Act and playing a key role in establishing historic fuel economy standards that will save the average American family thousands of dollars at the pump, while also slashing carbon pollution,” Mr. Obama said.
Does no one find it ironice that the same agency that insist we buy mercury-filled poisonous lightbulbs is the same agency now lauded for "implementing the first national standard for harmful mercury pollution"?
Is there no argument against the preconceived nonsense idea that climate change can be "combatted"? Only air pollution can be somewhat alleviated by certain reasonable regulations. Ditto water. But combatting climate change is a ridiculous notion.
Considering the "leaving" that occurred at the State Department, I have to wonder if Ms Jackson´s Region 6 crucifier, Al Armendariz, really left for the Sierra Club. That leads me to question if Van Jones is still part of our politburo standing committee.
Jackson, yet another Bug-Eyed Left Wing Fanatic inflicted on us by Obama, will (unfortunately) likely be replaced by someone even more crazily hellbent on sending this country back to the Stone Age. Take that woman´s automobile away from her, and turn off her electricity.
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Ken M., 12/28/2012 11:30:26 AM (No. 9087486)
Let´s look some more at Ø´s quote: “Under her leadership, the EPA has taken sensible and important steps to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink..."
It wasn´t under her leadership, or even recently. The sensible and important stuff happened back in the 1960s. "under her leadership" the EPA has only further grown malignantly. It´s only become more bloated, increasingly unnecessary and stifling the economy ... under her leadership.
Wouldn´t it be sweet to see all this stuff (Bengahzi, the East/Gulf coast port strike, etc.) to overwhelm and finally cause this admin. to implode?
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