Yes, they do. As Rick Perry said, the EPA is a “cemetery for jobs.”
The Associated Press reports,
The nation’s top environmental official fired back Friday against Republican presidential candidates’ relentless criticism of the Environmental Protection Agency, saying those who call for its demise don’t understand the work it does.
EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, appearing at the annual Everglades Coalition conference, said her agency keeps the country’s air and water clean and it doesn’t make sense that it has been so maligned by GOP presidential candidates.
“If you want to get rid of the EPA you don’t understand what the EPA does,” she told The Associated Press.
Jackson said the Clean Air Act has saved “literally hundreds of thousands of lives” and that the economic impact of the legislation was in the billions.
“Optimistically, I would say that I hope that folks understand the importance,” she said, “and not take the environmental cop off the beat”…
The EPA needs to be scrapped and environmental protection re-thought.