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Posted on 04/18/2011 5:34:41 PM PDT by Kaslin
Jobs: The EPA admits to Congress that it does not take into account the impact of its regulations on employment, the economy or international competitiveness. Neither, apparently, does the White House.
This stunning revelation was made by EPA Administrator Mathy Stanislaus in response to a question by Colorado GOP Rep. Cory Gardner. It came during Stanislaus' testimony before the House Environment and Energy Committee on Thursday and exposes the Obama administration's public posture on jobs and the environment as a fraud.
Gardner was asking about an EPA regulation that would govern industries that recycle coal and ash and other fossil fuel byproducts. Recycling is a good thing. Recycled coal ash makes concrete stronger, wallboard more durable and the shingles on your roof longer-lasting.
"We have not directly taken a look at jobs in this proposal," Stanislaus said. That's odd, since his testimony seems to contradict Executive Order 13563, issued by President Obama in January, which requires that all new rules issued by federal agencies take job creation into account. As we have learned, you have to watch what the administration does, not what it says.
As reported in the Daily Caller, the EPA issued a statement on April 30, 2010, in the appendix of its regulatory impact analysis of its coal ash regulation that said the assessment "does not include either qualitative or quantitative estimation of the potential effects of the proposed rule on economic productivity, economic productivity, economic growth employment, job creation or international economic competitiveness."
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Typical Watermelon - Green on the Outside and RED INSIDE. Abolish the EPA!
American civilization can go to Hell, so long as endangered animals get hurt.
The Employment Prevention Agency has more interest in a wood flea than whether you (or thousands others) have a job.
Nothing new here - this has been common knowledge since Nixon started the EPA in the early 70s...
Those are just evil private sector jobs. They’re of no concern to Obama.
This is why we must change federal enviro laws to make the EPA consider jobs into the picture before any regulations are issued.
The EPA admits to Congress that it does not take into account the impact of its regulations on employment, the economy or international competitiveness.
The authors act surprised.
There ya go.
The video of this testimony before Congress is both jaw-dropping and infuriating. This EPA jerk just exudes cluelessness over some very straightforward questions.
Here is a link to that thread, which includes a transcript:
If you go to the source from there, you find the vid.
EPA doesn’t take jobs into account? Great! Fire ‘em all.
"No animals were harmed in the making of this recession."
What can I tell you. I previewed the comment; still, it looked a lot better in my head than it did on the screen.
This evil job destroying lawyer is on and off the government tit and is another oppressor "of color" like EPA head Lisa Jackson. I'm sure he's friends with Van Jones
Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. EPA
Mathy Stanislaus began work as Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 8, 2009.
As Assistant Administrator for OSWER, Mr. Stanislaus is responsible for EPA's programs on hazardous and solid waste management, hazardous waste cleanup including RCRA corrective action, Superfund and federal facilities cleanup and redevelopment, Brownfields, oil spill prevention and response, chemical accident prevention and preparedness, underground storage tanks, and emergency response.
Prior to assuming the position of Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Mr. Stanislaus co-founded, and co-directed the New Partners for Community Revitalization, a NY not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance the renewal of New York's low and moderate income neighborhoods and communities of color through the redevelopment of Brownfields sites. In collaboration with community, commercial, government and nonprofit partners, Mr. Stanislaus led the development of policies, programs and projects aimed at achieving the remediation and sustainable reuse of Brownfields sites in New York. He is a former counsel for EPA's Region 2, senior environmental associate in the environmental department of the law firm Huber Lawrence & Abell and director of environmental compliance for an environmental consulting firm. He has served on the board of the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance.
Mr. Stanislaus has also been an advisor to other federal government agencies, Congress and the United Nations on a variety of environmental issues. He chaired a workgroup of the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 1997 that investigated the clustering of waste transfer stations in low income and communities of color throughout the United States. In June 1994, as a member of United Nations Environment Programme - Environmental Advisory Council, he served as counsel to the United Nations' summit that examined environmental issues affecting New York's indigenous communities of the Haudaunosaunee Confederacy, as part of United Nations' International Year of the Indigenous Communities.
I like the way you think.
Stainislaus IS Waste. Fire his worthless ass and he will become concerned about jobs. We will never get rid or these leeches until the House and.Senate are.swept clean of the woosies and the Demlites. SMOKE em out in 2010.
Thanks for the ping.