21 Oct '11, 3pm

EPA chief Lisa P. Jackson delivers a righteous slap upside the head of the GOP in a L.A. Times editorial.

That high-pitched whistling is the sound of EPA chief Lisa P. Jackson's hand knifing through the air on the way to delivering a righteous slap upside the head of the GOP. Here are the money quotes from her editorial in yesterday's L.A. Times , in which she patiently explains that the Grand Ol' Party wants to kill jobs by blocking critical air pollution regulations. Using the economy as cover, and repeating unfounded claims that "regulations kill jobs," they have pushed through an unprecedented rollback of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and our nation's waste-disposal laws, all of which have successfully protected our families for decades. If the house succeeds, says Jackson, it will mean the sickening or deaths of hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens. This is not hyperbole. The link between health issues and pollution is irrefutable. Mercury is a neurotoxin that ...

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