20 May '11, 7pm

EPA administrator talks mercury pollution on The Daily Show

EPA administrator talks mercury pollution on The Daily Show

In the extended interview, Lisa points out that despite the current polarized political climate, the EPA was founded under a Republican president -- and that the major green-friendly rules were "all bipartisan acts, often times unanimous." Lisa also busts the oft-made economy vs. environment argument. "There's evidence in the last 40 years that the air is 60 percent cleaner while our GDP was up 207 percent," she says. Even EPA's proposed regulation for mercury pollution from coal power plants could be a job-creator -- "someone actually has to build all those scrubbers and filters that deal with mercury," Lisa points out. Besides, the regulation is also estimated to prevent 17,000 premature deaths.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/epa-admin...

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