20 Oct '11, 10pm

Colbert v. Browner: Former chief defends the EPA against truthiness

Cross-posted from Climate Progress . In Wednesday night's interview with former EPA Administrator Carol Browner, Stephen Colbert came out swinging with a line straight out of the Republican playbook: The EPA is useless. That is an indisputable fact ... We protected the air and the water. We cleaned it up. Now you're just rubbing it in our faces by continuing to keep it clean. Colbert gave Browner, a Center for American Progress senior fellow, the chance to defend the EPA, who explained why regulations create more economic opportunity. Ultimately, Colbert came up with his own solution -- describing why pollution is a better job creator than cleaning up the environment: If there's more pollution then there's more work for the doctors who have to cure us of the diseases we get from the things we eat and drink. I can use your logic against you. Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/pollution/2011-10-20-clean-environme...

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