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Greens to EPA chief: Donít quit over White House smog reversal
The Hill ^ | 9/09/11 | Ben Geman

Posted on 09/10/2011 6:09:25 AM PDT by Libloather

Greens to EPA chief: Don’t 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 Obama’s 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. Jackson’s actual state of mind,” the website states. “But we do know Lisa Jackson’s departure would be a genuine tragedy for the health and well-being of all Americans.”

The website is another sign of the left’s disappointment with Obama’s 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 EPA’s 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 Administration’s 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: epa; greens; smog; whitehouse
...battling climate change...


1 posted on 09/10/2011 6:09:32 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Amazing how these folks stick together.


2 posted on 09/10/2011 6:11:38 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Libloather

Wasn’t that hole in the ozone supposed to kill us years ago? Can we have our spray cans back?

Pray for America


3 posted on 09/10/2011 6:12:09 AM PDT by bray (Palin is hated by the establishment of both Parties. Winner!)
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To: Libloather; Fractal Trader; Genesis defender; 4horses+amule; Carlucci; Little Bill; Desdemona; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

4 posted on 09/10/2011 6:12:33 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Libloather

Drama Queens.


5 posted on 09/10/2011 6:16:20 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: bray

“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?


6 posted on 09/10/2011 6:17:53 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Obama's jobs speech: re-arranging deck chairs on his Titanic.)
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To: Libloather

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


7 posted on 09/10/2011 6:20:14 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: Libloather
feh... merely another affirmative action hire
8 posted on 09/10/2011 6:25:19 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather

I would imagine we already have quite a few laws regarding clean air.


9 posted on 09/10/2011 6:27:20 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: 1rudeboy

And more Government regulation and control is NEVER enough to satisfy them.


10 posted on 09/10/2011 6:27:58 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: bray
Can we have our spray cans back?

How about our asthma inhalers, without which some of us can't breathe?

11 posted on 09/10/2011 6:33:00 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Libloather

Does anyone know who suggested to Obama not to implement the new clean air rules?


12 posted on 09/10/2011 6:37:14 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Can we have our spray cans back?

...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...

13 posted on 09/10/2011 6:42:00 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: Libloather

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.


14 posted on 09/10/2011 6:47:28 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Libloather

Earth to Greens: Get out of My Way!


15 posted on 09/10/2011 6:59:20 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

His re-elect guru.

END THE EPA NOW!


16 posted on 09/10/2011 6:59:44 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
How about our asthma inhalers, without which some of us can't breathe?

And why should asthmatics be able to breathe, when their inhalers prevent the rest of us from breathing? Hmm??? < /sarcasm >

17 posted on 09/10/2011 7:08:44 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Marty62

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.


18 posted on 09/10/2011 7:09:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

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.


19 posted on 09/10/2011 7:09:44 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Libloather

Rumors she is leaving soon. Gov of Maryland, O’Malley, wants the job.


20 posted on 09/10/2011 8:13:05 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: exDemMom
I have a severely asthmatic niece; I wonder what she is doing for an inhaler these days.

They still have inhalers for some of the medications, but they don't aerosolize the ingredients as effectively as the CFCs. One of the most effective of the new medications was Serevent; two puffs of this a day and I was absolutely asthma free. Then Glaxo decided that "to save the ozone layer" they would take the aerosol off the market and replace it with a dry powder that you literally have to suck into your lungs. It does have some beneficial effect, but nowhere near that of the aerosol. So, at least in my case, my asthma went from being effectively cured, to being dependent on anti-inflammatory drugs and "rescue" inhalers.

21 posted on 09/10/2011 8:42:50 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Libloather

Jackson / Nader Green Party Ticket 2012!


22 posted on 09/10/2011 9:00:31 AM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Does anyone know who suggested to Obama not to implement the new clean air rules?

Rick Perry did, it's the Rick Perry factor.           Obahngo and his stooges can see Rick Perry is going to kill them on over regulation and the economy killing EPA. So Obongu is doing a head fake to the right which he would not be doing if Rick Perry were not running. Muddle head Oboingu even muttered a bit a paring back regulations. Not that he means it but it sounds good

23 posted on 09/10/2011 9:48:08 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Oh don’t worry I have a LOOOONNNNG list.
In fact it would probably make up a full alphabet.

I want our troops HOME. We are being invaded and surrounded. Time for them to do their job at home.
america has her priorities ALL screwed up.


24 posted on 09/10/2011 11:35:10 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
So, at least in my case, my asthma went from being effectively cured, to being dependent on anti-inflammatory drugs and "rescue" inhalers.

Oh, my, that's terrible.

25 posted on 09/10/2011 1:03:52 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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