Skip to comments.Greens to EPA chief: Donít quit over White House smog reversal
Posted on 09/10/2011 6:09:25 AM PDT by Libloather
Greens to EPA chief: Dont quit over White House smog reversal
By Ben Geman - 09/09/11 08:28 AM ET
A group of environmentalists have launched an online petition drive urging Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson not to resign in the wake of the White House scuttling her plans to toughen Bush-era smog standards.
The Earth Day Network created the website americaneedslisajackson.com this week. It calls her the environmental conscience of the Obama administration.
Supporters include Greenpeace USA Executive Director Phil Radford and NASA scientist James Hansen, a longtime advocate of battling climate change.
The website cites speculation among chattering classes including a Politico story this week that President Obamas decision to scrap the ozone rule last Friday will prompt Jackson to begin planning her exit.
We have no inside information. We know nothing about Ms. Jacksons actual state of mind, the website states. But we do know Lisa Jacksons departure would be a genuine tragedy for the health and well-being of all Americans.
The website is another sign of the lefts disappointment with Obamas decision to override the EPA on ozone. The White House said the EPA would revisit the 2008 ozone standard in 2013. The 2008 standard set under then-President George W. Bush was weaker than the EPAs formal science advisers had recommended.
The website takes shots at the White House, noting that of late Jackson has found herself with less than full-throated support.
Political operatives have been resurrecting that old canard that a healthy environment destroys jobs, according to the site.
The first paragraph of the online petition reads:
We, the undersigned concerned Americans, urge you to continue your strong and unwavering leadership of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and we stand by your side. We know that the Administrations decision to kill the ozone standard was the wrong one, and we need you to stand your ground and move America forward. Your unblemished record of putting science and the law first, acting with transparency, and protecting the health and welfare of all of the American people demonstrate a commitment to the values that define what our nation needs in its leaders today.
A separate group, the Union of Concerned Scientists, is leading an effort to use the White House Facebook page to criticize the ozone retreat.
It has organized activists to post a large number of messages on the White House page calling on the White House not to let politics trump science again.
The messages urge the White House not to scuttle upcoming Clean Air Act rules on power plant mercury emissions and greenhouse gases.
Amazing how these folks stick together.
Wasn’t that hole in the ozone supposed to kill us years ago? Can we have our spray cans back?
Pray for America
“Can we have our spray cans back?”
Really. Remember when we could re-fill our own auto air conditioning with freon gas cans we bought at the hardware store?
What a fake drama. Lisa Jackson is an economy wrecker and black racist. She won’t be quitting. She has more economy to wreck if Obongo gets re-elected. But to get re-elected Obongo has to pretend he has some common sense on draconian EPA regulations
All the eco-wackos know they have to chill out so “green jobs” Obongo can get re-elected
I would imagine we already have quite a few laws regarding clean air.
And more Government regulation and control is NEVER enough to satisfy them.
How about our asthma inhalers, without which some of us can't breathe?
Does anyone know who suggested to Obama not to implement the new clean air rules?
...I envision a great GOP campaign commercial...candidate starts giving back asthma inhalers, freon bottles, aerosol cans, incandescent light bulbs, SUV's, steaks, Happy Meals with toys in them while declaring that the reasons liberals took these all away was based on fraudulent science...
The EPA has become the enforcement leg of the obama agenda. Lately they have been getting too much heat for their asinine albiet subversive regulations, so king hussien has order Lisa to back off for the time being. Think about it for a second, which government agencies has such overeaching control of every aspect of our day to day lives? I can think of three; The EPA, the FDA, and the IRS. If you have complete control over these organizations through executive fiat, and pack those organizations with people who will follow your cause, you can easily bring industry and commerce to heel, and under your control.
Earth to Greens: Get out of My Way!
His re-elect guru.
END THE EPA NOW!
And why should asthmatics be able to breathe, when their inhalers prevent the rest of us from breathing? Hmm??? < /sarcasm >
It’s not just the EPA that is the problem.
Our government sends our military to fight our enemies abroad. Our same government hires an army of bureaucrats to fight its enemy at home - the productive, law-abiding citizens.
Government sprawl is unsustainable and needs to be cut back to minimums.
P.S. Thanks for the reminder, I had forgotten about that. I have a severely asthmatic niece; I wonder what she is doing for an inhaler these days.
Rumors she is leaving soon. Gov of Maryland, O’Malley, wants the job.
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