22 May '11, 12pm

Lisa Jackson defends Obama's environmental record on the Daily Show

This is a president in his State of the Union who said, amongst all the other big issues, ‘But we’re not gonna sacrifice the clean air and healthy water that is part of being American.’ It’s a president whose continuing resolution negotiations knocked out every one of those riders that would have stopped EPA.”The embattled EPA chief also lamented how controversial her agency has become in Washington. “I sometimes call it the fact-free zone,” Jackson said of Washington. “Outside Washington, 95 percent of the American people say they want government — they see one of the roles of government as protecting their air and their water. “And yet, time and time again, we’re having to go onto the Hill, oftentimes with people who privately tell me, ‘Hey I’m for the environment.’ And then they say, ‘But…,’ and the ‘but’ is a set of talking points from industry that really is short-sig...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/22/lisa-jackson-defend...

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