I’d say the news of Lisa Jackson’s pending resignation from the EPA is good, but the damage is already done. She as much as acknowledged that when she announced her resignation.
In a statement, Jackson thanked Obama “for the honor he bestowed on me and the confidence he placed in me four years ago this month when he announced my nomination,” and noted that the agency had taken action on issues ranging from global warming to water quality.
“So, I will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction, and ready in my own life for new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference,” she said.
Oh yes, things are sailing in the right direction. Coal plants going belly up, costly rules imposed on business and manufacturing when the economy is already hurting, and our cars will be more expensive and less safe. No wonder Obama had nothing but praise for Jackson.
“Under her leadership, the EPA has taken sensible and important steps to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink, including implementing the first national standard for harmful mercury pollution, taking important action to combat climate change under the Clean Air Act, and playing a key role in establishing historic fuel economy standards that will save the average American family thousands of dollars at the pump while also slashing carbon pollution,” Obama said.
No doubt Obama will find someone just as radical as Jackson to continue to ram through his destructive agenda.