Eco-imperialism joins vulture environmentalism Obama appointees seek to impose ideological control over our energy, economy and property
President Obama’s appointees for EPA, Interior and Energy are leading the charge to stifle energy and economic development, jobs and prosperity that don’t conform to their hard-green agenda; Cuomo is doing likewise in New York; and the UN is driving the same ideologies on the world stage. The examples are becoming more common, and more outrageous. It’s time to rein in these abuses – and insist that environmental laws be applied to BENEFIT people and environmental quality, and safeguard against REAL pollution problems.
Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s choice to replace Lisa Jackson at the Environmental Protection Agency, has been chastised for having lied to Congress, in claiming that EPA did not use “dangerous manmade climate change” to justify new 54.5 mpg standards for cars and light trucks. She’s also been implicated in the agency’s practice of using fake emails to hide questionable dealings and activities.
These issues highlight attitudes toward ethics, law and public policy that prevail at EPA and too many other government agencies. However, that attention should not distract from other important matters.
Ms. McCarthy may be the worst of the new nominees. In addition to her dishonesty, she helped devise onerous mercury and soot rules that employed junk science to shutter coal-fired power plants and kill thousands of jobs – and those vehicle mileage standards, which will force people to drive less safe cars that will cause millions more serious injuries and thousands more needless deaths every year.
However, she, Ernest Moniz for Energy and Sally Jewell for Interior are all team players for the Obama White House; they all share ideologies and agendas that bode ill for America’s and the world’s energy, economic, health and environmental future. They represent a rapidly expanding, increasingly powerful government cl