EPA chief says Texas action 'not about politics'

EPA chief says Texas action 'not about politics'
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POSTED: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 7:41pm

UPDATED: Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 4:20pm

SAN ANTONIO — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the long-running dispute between the agency and Texas is about public health and not politics.

EPA administrator Lisa Jackson said Friday in San Antonio that her agency isn't out to cripple Texas businesses with its actions. The EPA earlier this month took over the issuing of greenhouse gas permits in Texas, the only state that has refused to comply with tighter federal rules.

EPA officials didn't immediately know whether the agency had any Texas applications on file since the new greenhouse gas rules went into effect Jan. 2.

Gov. Rick Perry has maintained that Texas is making dramatic gains in air quality and that the tougher EPA rules puts jobs throughout the state at risk.

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Dear Charles,
I guess that when you see:
1) the reports of massive Arctic ice meltdown
2) the big chunks of Antarctica breaking off
3) numerous glaciers retreating worldwide
4) the fabled "Northwest Passage" to Asia thru Northern Canada starting to open up for the first time in recorded history
...you will just sit back and say that it must all be terribly wrong? Perhaps liberal media bias?

What will you say when the ocean level rises? Will you say "Untrue! The land is just sinking"?

So Charles, I guess that when you see all of the reports of massive Arctic ice meltdown, the big chunks of Antarctica breaking off, all the many glaciers retreating by hundreds and thousands of feet worldwide, and the fabled "Northwest Passage" to Asia thru Northern Canada starting to open up for the first time in recorded history, you just sit back and say that it must all be wrong?

What will you say when the ocean level rises? Will you say "Not true! The land is just sinking"?

Amen Charles!!

The EPA needs to be the 1st federal agency eliminated by the new Congress!!!!

I believe this federal government operative as much as I believe Obama. There is NO scientific evidence that global warming exists much less that man's CO2 emmissions are a contributing factor to climate change. There is however a strong correlation between the EPA and a socialist take-over of our nations energy business.

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