Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lisa Jackson is an impervious, immune sovereign of all things green.

Although we're most likely a bit past high noon of a Democratic White House, at least in that time frame executive branch can take some of the right action (editorial opinion, at least) and maybe even leave a lingering impact.

The Environmental Protection Agency's Lisa Jackson swings back at critics - Darren Samuelsohn -

“It’s definitely anti-lobbyist rhetoric,” Jackson said. “It’s definitely meant to reflect the fact that, when I go around the country, people want clean air. They are as passionate about clean air and clean water as any of a number of issues; they want protection for their families and their children.”

Look at her getting all fierce.

This writer is currently in Public Institutions, so it's nice to see one of those acting as it should, at least in the public sphere. It's also unfortunate that the expansion of federal power doesn't run consistently through agencies drawing power through the APA. But why doesn't it? Shouldn't the EPA have sovereign immunity from individual suits brought by corporate polluters that challenge its authority to like, I dunno, grab em by the balls and throw them against the wall? Perhaps this blogger should study more before asking such questions in a public forum.

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