EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson recently made the claim that, “Because [EPA critics’] main sources of information are not really being truthful in how they’re giving them information, we spend an awful lot of time trying to explain to people what we’re really doing.”
Naturally, this raises the question of how exactly the critics are being dishonest.
Nowhere in the article does Jackson point to any specific disinformation, lies or other falsehoods she claims are made by critics of the EPA. She offers no evidence to back up her vague and speculative claims, which calls into question her credibility on this subject.
And if this weren’t bad enough, Jackson engages in quite a bit of disinformation herself.
“One form of energy has to at least be subject to the same laws as the other forms are,” she said. “That’s what we’ve been working on as far as coal. I always tell people, it’s not about coal, it’s about the pollution that for too long has been associated with coal.”
If that is the case, then why is it that another 150 Kentuckians working in the coal mining industry will lose their jobs as a result of these burdensome regulations?
Why does one industry like coal get cracked down on by the bureaucrats in the EPA, while another industry like solar panels get showered in loans, subsidies and lax regulations?
That’s not what I’d consider “being subject to the same laws as the other forms [of energy] are”.
But go figure that Washington bureaucrats like Jackson don’t understand how these very real issues affect the lives and well-being of hard working Kentuckians in the coal mining industry. It’s not like her well-being and job are at risk from being crushed under the burdensome regulations.