10 Sep '11, 2pm

The Lacey Act: Protecting Jobs and the Environment from @NRDC's blog:

American jobs and environmental safeguards are two themes dominating the political discourse here in Washington, DC lately, and the two are often wrongly pitted against each other. Republicans recently released a memo outlining the top ten regulations they believe are “job-destroying,” many of which are environmental in nature. Last Friday, topping off two weeks of civil disobedience demonstrations against the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline , President Obama gave into the myth that there’s a trade-off between jobs and public health and environmental standards when he decided not to pursue ozone regulations. Fortunately, however, in his much-anticipated job speech last night the president rejected the claim that environmental protections and jobs are mutually exclusive. In fact, environmental regulations can be key in safeguarding jobs. One particularly successful piece of l...

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