31 Jul '13, 3am

EPA chief: Stop saying environmental regs kill jobs

EPA chief: Stop saying environmental regs kill jobs

U.S. EPA Gina McCarthy takes the oath of office, with Carol Browner and Bob Perciasepe. Tuesday, in her first speech as EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy got real with a crowd at Harvard Law School, the AP reports : “Can we stop talking about environmental regulations killing jobs? Please, at least for today,” said McCarthy, referring to one of the favorite talking points of Republicans and industry groups. “Let’s talk about this as an opportunity of a lifetime, because there are too many lifetimes at stake,” she said of efforts to address global warming. The GOP has resorted to calling pretty much every Obama plan, especially those related to the climate, “job-killing.” McCarthy hammered home the emptiness of that claim. The Hill relays what she said: The truth is cutting carbon pollution will spark business innovation, resulting in cleaner forms of American-made energy … ...

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