Source: Washington Times
By Steve Goreham
Lisa Jackson, President Obama’s chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, resigned last week. For four years she led our nation down a regulatory path of economic destruction unmatched in the 40-year history of the EPA. New regulations from Ms. Jackson’s reign of terror impact power plants, industrial plants, refineries, and vehicles, as well as the cost of almost all goods and services. Unless her policies are rolled back, Americans will pay for decades with higher energy prices, job losses, and economic stagnation in exchange for negligible environmental benefits.
In January 2008 during his first presidential campaign, President Obama stated “So if somebody wants to build a coal-fired plant they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” When cap-and-trade legislation failed in Congress in 2010, Ms. Jackson became Obama’s instrument to destroy the US coal-fired utility industry.
President Obama and Lisa Jackson put faith in Climatism, the belief that man-made greenhouse gases are destroying the planet. They trust NASA scientist James Hansen, who has characterized coal plants as “factories of death.” Therefore, any and all means must be used to eliminate coal plants and other greenhouse gas sources. (more…)