27 Jul '12, 5pm

Romney suggests EPA worry about symptoms of pollution, not causes

Romney suggests EPA worry about symptoms of pollution, not causes

The problem here is the white stuff in the sky, not the white things on the ground. Last night, fresh off a day crackling with one diplomatic success after another , Mitt Romney attended a fundraiser and said this: “The EPA has an important responsibility, and that is to keep clean and make more clean our air and our water. … My view is that the EPA, if it keeps to its mission and does not use its power to foster or further an anti-carbon energy agenda, would be a more effective department,” Romney told the crowd when asked about the agency. “I believe the EPA has to see itself as being responsible for our air and water and not take action which can prevent us from taking advantage of the extraordinary energy resources we have, such as coal, oil, natural gas. ” Emphasis added. Romney’s absolutely correct. I mean, this is basically how doctors treat illnesses. You do absolu...

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