20 May '11, 6pm

Why we need the #EPA: The #DailyShow edition (video) #environment #climate

The Environmental Protection Agency has been getting slammed lately: Republicans have launched efforts attempting to roll back its ability to enforce the Clean Air Act, strip the agency of its funding , and certain figureheads like presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich have called for getting rid of it altogether . Meanwhile, the vast, vast majority of Americans, who evidently enjoy clean water and air, want Congress to leave the EPA alone. Lisa P. Jackson, the head of the EPA, took to the Daily Show last night to chat about the recent battles. Jon Stewart's show is turning out to be a fine forum for discussing the importance of environmental protections -- he recently schooled Senator Rand Paul on the subject, as you'll recall. The video continues below:

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/why-need-epa-dail...

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