House Republicans may want to stop being so polite to EPA chief Lisa Jackson during hearings.
In a venomous Los Angeles Times op-ed today, Jackson writes:
Since the beginning of this year, Republicans in the House have averaged roughly a vote every day the chamber has been in session to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency and our nation’s environmental laws…
How we respond to this assault on our environmental and public health protections will mean the difference between sickness and health — in some cases, life and death — for hundreds of thousands of citizens…
Moreover, if the EPA has its way and reduces the reliability of our electric grid, many Americans (especially the elderly) could die from power failures during heat waves.
Voting to rein in an out-of-control and highly politicized bureaucracy is not tantamount to undermining environmental protection.
The House GOP is merely trying to stop the from EPA misusing “public health” to kill America and Americans.