Only the Walter Duranty-loving New York Times would think Lisa Jackson failed. Check out the NYTimes headline. What more could she have done?
More than the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade, Lisa Jackson had EPA issue regulations that amount to just “cap,” which has so far survived court challenge. Jackson’s greenhouse gas regs for power plants effectively bar new coal plants.
…Ms. Jackson’s departure comes as many in the environmental movement are questioning Mr. Obama’s commitment to dealing with climate change and other environmental problems.After his re-election, and a campaign in which global warming was barely mentioned by either candidate, Mr. Obama said that his first priority would be jobs and the economy and that he intended only to foster a “conversation” on climate change in the coming months.
That ambivalence is a far cry from the hopes that accompanied his early months in office, when he identified climate change as one of humanity’s defining challenges. Mr. Obama put the White House’s full lobbying power behind a House cap-and-trade bill that would have limited climate-altering emissions and brought profound changes in how the nation produces and consumes energy…