Horrible Leftist & EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Lashes Out at Utility Companies For Spilling the Beans on Obama’s Job-Killing Policies

Let’s face it.
Obama doesn’t give a damn about creating jobs. He only cares about fundamentally changing America and destroying its wealth.

(WFB)

American Electric Power announced this week that the latest Obama EPA regulations will cost the company at least 600 jobs and over $6 billion which will be pushed on consumers.

Today, Barack Obama’s horrible EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson lashed out at utility companies for revealing the economic destruction of her department’s policies. She then claimed her administration’s policies will prevent premature deaths… What garbage.
The Hill reported:

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson struck back Wednesday at American Electric Power, the powerful utility that recently claimed looming EPA rules will prompt a wave of coal plant closures and cost scores of jobs.

“Misleading at best, scare tactics at worst,” Jackson told reporters Wednesday after testifying at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Clean Air Act rules.

AEP — a major coal-burning utility — last week said that EPA rules for air toxics, ozone-forming pollutants and other regulations will prompt closure of five coal-fired power plants and require costly changes at others, create a direct loss of 600 jobs and significantly boost power costs for businesses.

The utility is urging a delay in the compliance periods for the rules.

But Jackson, in her testimony to the committee, cited major benefits from implementation of Clean Air Act rules. She has accused industry lobbyists of peddling in inaccurate “doomsday” scenarios.

She noted, for instance, that new standards for power plant emissions of mercury and other air toxics proposed in March will prevent an estimated 17,000 premature deaths, 120,000 cases of childhood asthma and 850,000 days of missed work due to illness.

These radical leftists are shameless.

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  • Mr. Potato Head

    18 more months. But don’t nominate Romney if you want to put a stop to this non-sense.

  • aprilnovember811

    Another insane person. SHUT THE DAMN EPA DOWN!!!! IT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!!

  • Granny

    Baloney! The closure of FIVE power plants might very well result in rolling blackouts becoming the norm in some areas.

  • http://www.cashill.com DREAMS FROM MY NEIGHBOR

    FOX NEWS Contributor Major General Paul Vallely:

    Retired CIA Agents Say Obama Birth Certificate Fraudulent.

    MUST HEAR INTERVIEW – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTMv2XAUHP4

  • Ruebacca

    Welcome to California. On hot days we can’t power the whole state. Rolling black outs will be normal for you to. On the bright side bussness leaving the state will cut down on the black outs.

  • Kevin

    Not shameless just pure, utter, dehydrated rock hard stupid. Notice how they always bleat some nonsense that could never, ever be quantified or measured and then add ‘estimated’ just to CYA. When is someone going to publicly, on CSPAN, finally ask the question “and how do you know this?” So we can all see them simply wither away with a blank look and no answer? Why doesn’t anyone ever ask these idiots to back up their insane claims?

  • Tom

    Site comment

  • http://georgfelis.blogspot.com Georg Felis

    And shutting down the coal industry totally in the US would save *millions* of lives, maybe even *billions*. And while we all sit around in the dark (because we can’t have campfires either, think of the carbon!), we can all be so happy that we have an EPA protecting our lives. And there will be cake!

    /sarc (because some people would take me seriously without the tag)

  • eaglewingz08

    Since when do liberals care about babies’ deaths when they support the killing of more than 1.3 million babies per year?

  • SeniorD

    And WHY should we amazed at this inept regime’s floundering, nihilistic actions? We KNOW M.T. Pants wants to destroy this country, he just needs helpers to get the job done.

    W.T. Sherman said it right – “men in Washington who using their temporary power for selfish ends”

  • vagbond trader

    “Misleading at best, scare tactics at worst,”

    This scrunt calls truth scare tactics as she bleats about saving people from horrid deaths with no stats or basis in reality. Commie!

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Today, Barack Obama’s horrible EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson lashed out at utility companies for revealing the economic destruction of her department’s policies.

    What did she expect?

    After being made out to be the bogeyman time and time again, it seems to me that at some point, American business is going to fight back. May there be more of this in the future.

    Much, much more.

  • Libby McLibtard

    Lisa Jackson is a hack. She is making sh!t up in order to ramrod through what Opie the Kenyan konman wants. She has never held a real job, and her college scholarship at Tulane was paid for by Shell Oil. She is a hack.

  • owl

    Tell her we gave at the office. Mercury? Those new safe light bulbs that sure sound like they will kill us all.

    When they make up stuff, we need a Joe Wilson or a Trump or even a Supreme to step up and say “You Lie”.

  • http://biggovernment ponderon

    republicans need to defund this idiot and her agency.

  • Meg

    Destroying our country one day at a time. I hear people on the radio defending O and saying he is doing a great job. Who was the movie star that said the O would go down in history as the greatest president the US has ever had? Bull.

  • FGT

    “But Jackson, in her testimony to the committee, cited major benefits from implementation of Clean Air Act rules”

    The benefits the left is looking for is the destruction of capitalism. This has nothing to do with cleaner air. Global warming was conjured up by the left for the sole purpose of strangling western dominance….while china, Russia are building power plants as fast as they can.

  • mcc

    Hey, Lefties —

    Once you’ve destroyed these jobs and so many others, your revolution might finally be underway. But what a shame: those nasty toxins that’ll kill tens of thousands? They could have helped you get that 25 million. Every little bit helps, you know:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWMIwziGrAQ

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    Say, don’t I recall some interview of Obama’s (sometime during the runup to the 2008 election) where he was outlining his anti-coal policies, and said he didn’t really care if coal companies went bankrupt?

    ======================

    OK I went and Googled it: Obama’s remarks to the San Francisco Chronicle on January 17, 2008:

    “… So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.

    It’s just that it will bankrupt them. ..”

    * * * *

    Doncha just wanna bask in the glow of our Presidick’s warm -n- fuzzies toward America and our vital interests?

  • Pedro

    “120,000 cases of childhood asthma”

    Yet the NIH states that there is no officially recognized cause for asthma.

  • Rachelle

    She says the new regs will prevent deaths from mercury poisoning? Isn’t she the same affirmative action imbecile who is pushing mercury tainted cfl light bulbs?

    Nobody has documented mercury poisoning from any of these plants.

    There was a time when very large doses of mercury were used to treat syphilis. It is toxic, but not in the levels this bureaucrat wants us to worry about.

    All she wants to do is help 0 destroy this country. Obama and his lot have made it clear often enough that they don’t particularly care for America. It is long past time we began to listen to them–and vote them and anyone in either party who supports them–out of office.

    Why aren’t the Republicans cutting off the money for the EPA? What use are they if they haven’t the backbone to act?

  • Rachelle

    IMPORTANT: Start hammering your representatives with calls and emails to sharply reduce funding for these imperial agencies, beginning with the EPA.

    Also demand that the EPA be denied any funds for contributions to ‘environmentalist’ groups. Those groups are just propaganda machines set up to crush the economy and feed the EPA with the ‘studies’ it wants to justify its overreach.

  • Robert H. Rihl

    You are now witnessing National Socialism taking over America. Between the NLRB, the EPA, the Endangered Species Act, and countless other agencies, that do their dirty work without the approval of the American people, our Republic is gone. The Neo-Con Republicans, which most of the Republican Senators are, are almost as bad as the Democrats. They are the ones who like to wiretap your phone, and investigate your bank account when you transfer more than $10,000 in funds, because it might be drug money. EEEEEW! SCARY! And how do you like them rummaging through your bag and touching your private parts at the airport? It may take more than an election to clear this mess out. It may take massive acts of Civil Disobedience.

  • retire05

    The truth of the matter is that (non-existant) global warming has nothing to do with “global warming.” As a matter of fact, when the globe was warmer than it is now, nations experienced unprecendented growth and properity. It has to do with control. Control over what you eat, drive, wear, etc. Every aspect of your life can be madated under the auspices of protecting the earth.

    Junk science is a wonderful thing. It made John Edwards a multi-millionaire.

  • StrangernFiction

    #23 June 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm
    Robert H. Rihl commented:

    Agreed!

  • vikingonmaui

    Hmmmmm….soooooooo….that must mean she and the EPA will stop the toxic, mercury-ladden “new” lightbulbs?

  • Ted E.

    Various forms of pollen have barbs and are designed to stick in your lungs. If you are allergic, you are in for trouble. Lets compare and contrast the effects on humans between pollen and low levels of soot from coal fired electrical plants and set priorities. It will never happen.

  • FurryGuyJeans

    The Dems/Leftists/Progs always say enacting their policies will produce some vast, nebulous good without a shred of evidence to back up the assertion. So far not one single benefit has happened, with the stimulus not preventing unemployment from going over 8% to be one of the biggest recent failures.

  • Pat the First

    120,000 cases of childhood asthma

    What about the number of children murdered by liberal supported abortion? Guess they don’t count.

  • Granny

    #
    #29 June 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    Pat the First commented:

    120,000 cases of childhood asthma

    What about the number of children murdered by liberal supported abortion? Guess they don’t count.
    ________

    I’ve never had asthma until the last few years, despite growing up in the “old days” when people still had coal-fired furnaces and we had no emissions controls anywhere. Over the last ten years I have developed fairly severe asthma. You know what triggers it? All the artificial scents in “air fresheners” and candles and everything you can think of. Can’t even walk by the end of the laundry/cleaning products aisle at the grocery store. I used to think it was just me, but I’ve met an awful lot of people over the last year or two with the same exact problem.

  • Pat the First

    If at least some of the EPA regulations would be backed up a bit, your food would cost less. So would the cost of housing timber.

  • Pat the First

    Granny commented:

    I developed a horrible allergy to cigarette, cigar and pipe smoke was an adult. I would be very happy if anything connected with tobacco was banned. One of the best things to help me was when smoking in public places was outlawed in my state.

    It is interesting how much can hit you as an adult.

  • Paddy

    Rachelle: What can I do when my Congressional representatives are Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell and Jay Inslee?

  • Annaleesea

    Honestly, how can anyone here think the idiot in chief has any experience creating jobs, understanding the utility industry, or understanding how someone “manages a Dairy Queen”? This is beyond the embarrassement of Carter. At least I can go to my grave knowing I didn’t vote for the little sh*t poseur…Lisa was probably in his “Socialism and how it apples to you”class on Thursdays at 3:00 pm..He thought she was profound..

  • FurryGuyJeans

    #4 June 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm
    DREAMS FROM MY NEIGHBOR commented:

    FOX NEWS Contributor Major General Paul Vallely:

    Retired CIA Agents Say Obama Birth Certificate Fraudulent.

    This could help explain why Holder is so eager to reopen the kangaroo courts for fraudulently convicting Gitmo CIA officers. Even wrongly convicted people lose credibility.

  • Mack

    Seems like the Coal Industry should be getting stimulus money instead of being run out of business.

    Coal adds to mercury levels rising in fish?

    Tax breaks for coal fired electricity producers seems like the way to go.

    http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/guide.asp

  • Guy in Ohio

    This is MY favorite Obama quote:

    “When I was asked earlier about the issue of coal…under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket…”

    He knows exactly what he is doing. And the media is playing right along. I wonder how many people have actually heard that speech?

    We simply can’t get this traitor out of office soon enough …

  • http://homepage.mac.com/gerardharbison/blog/RWP_blog.html Gerard Harbison, Professor of Chemistry

    Jackson lied about the conclusions of the EPA’s own study. The EPA made a very loose estimate of change in asthma exacerbations (not asthma cases) from two tiny studies. One study found a correlation between frequency of coughing and peak expiratory flow and airborne particulate levels, in asthmatic children on Vancouver Island. Another study, of African American kids in LA, found correlation with wheezing and shortness of breath, but not a statistically significant correlation with coughing. In other words, the two studies found significantly different results.

    After they were done massaging the data, the actual range of the estimate was according to the EPA between 4000 and 400,000. They emphasized in their report their scientific advisor board “does not believe that the association between ambient air pollution, including ozone and PM, and the new onset of asthma is sufficiently strong to support inclusion of this asthma-related endpoint in the primary estimate.”

    So in other words, what Jackson claimed was completely different from what the EPA itself found.

  • GUS

    I’m sure ASTHMA was eradicated behind the IRON CURTAIN. NO ONE in the Obama administration has ANY IDEA how an ECONOMY WORKS. Even Ofuktards’ economic advisors don’t know how an ECONOMY works.

    I read a book about airplanes. That doesn’t mean I can fly Air Force WON.

    Lisa Jackson is useless bag of sh!T. She wouldn’t even make good fertilizer. Lisa Jackson has ZERO IDEA what the policies she seeks will do to the economy. OBAMA DOES.

  • Rachelle

    Paddy said: “Rachelle: What can I do when my Congressional representatives are Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell and Jay Inslee?”

    Remember that the only thing these public ‘servants’ care about is keeping their jobs. Let them know what you think. Write the editor of the local paper (they read that crap) and support your local tea party. Push ’em! Push’ em! Contribute to anybody who runs against them in a primary and in a general election, even if it is Charlie Sheen or Daffy Duck — but I repeat myself.

    Watch for voter fraud. Washington State is notorious for it.

  • Dr Hunzle

    Radical leftist? Are you nuts? The only “radical” here is “American Electric Power” whose horrible, polluting coal plants are threatened. To hell with coal. Shutting those plants down does not destroy jobs, it creates NEW JOBS in higher paying fields like efficiency, retrofitting, and alternative energy.

  • SoldiersMom

    Hhmm, wasn’t this the same administration that said the $1T would keep unemployment below 8%?! They need a new crazy 8 ball.

  • FurryGuyJeans

    #41 June 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    Dr Hunzle commented:

    I see you have as many facts to back up your assertions as this administration had in defending spending $1T on keeping unemployment under 8%.

  • Dlew

    Radical leftist? Are you nuts? The only “radical” here is “American Electric Power” whose horrible, polluting coal plants are threatened. To hell with coal. Shutting those plants down does not destroy jobs, it creates NEW JOBS in higher paying fields like efficiency, retrofitting, and alternative energy.

    LOL…and the cost of those higher paying jobs will be whose burden?…Tool.

  • GUS

    Yes Hunzhole, the UNICORN factories will be in full swing soon. Why don’t you go fist yourself clown boy.

  • Kevin

    So Doc, where does one go to apply for a job in ‘efficiency’?? Is there a US Dept. of Efficiency? Do I need to have majored in ‘efficiency’ to be employed in the exciting field of ‘efficiency’? Can I get ‘efficiency’ training at ITT Tech perhaps?

    Idiot

  • GUS

    LIBTARDS fix non-existant problems with the shirt off YOUR back.

    Real problems are their specialty. They create them.

  • Chisum

    Hunzhole…

    Gus, you are KILLING me!

  • GUS

    Someone needs to RETROFIT Doc Hunzholes ass with their foot.

  • FurryGuyJeans

    #40 June 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    Rachelle commented:

    Watch for voter fraud. Washington State is notorious for it.

    That is as earth-shattering as saying water is wet.

  • FurryGuyJeans

    #41 June 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    Dr Hunzle commented:

    You might want to ask people who live in the Gulf states, where oil drilling was King, how all the environmental policies enacted by this administration have increased jobs since the Deepwater Horizon accident.

  • Larrie

    I just ran the numbers. If we put through these rules, it will cause 26.8 million premature deaths, 127.3 million new cases of malnutrition, 676.1 million days of lost work, plus a 6870.4% increase in homelessness. Sorry, you lose.

  • averagemelon

    My God, Gus! I’m peeing myself with laughter! Hunzhole indeed!

  • FurryGuyJeans

    #41 June 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    Dr Hunzle commented:

    Radical leftist? Are you nuts? The only “radical” here is “American Electric Power” whose horrible, polluting coal plants are threatened. To hell with coal. Shutting those plants down does not destroy jobs, it creates NEW JOBS in higher paying fields like efficiency, retrofitting, and alternative energy.

    Thanks to coal and the electricity it can generate, you can get on the internet and wet yourself while acting like an idiot.

    Maybe we should shut down them plants after all.

  • http://ebnewslinks.blogspot.com BananaRepublicCapitalist

    “She noted, for instance, that new standards for power plant emissions of mercury…”

    Ms. Jackson, there IS a new standard for mercury — it’s called Mercury Radio Arts. You should tune into Glenn Beck’s program — you’ll learn all about the unconstitutional, big government powers that you and all your progressive cronies on Capitol Hill and all your Marx- and Lenin-loving comrades in the White House have been wielding since January, 2009.

  • GUS

    Doctor Hunzhole is busy inventing GREEN ENERGY in LIBoratory. Little tweek here, little tweek there, another 2 million lost jobs, gas prices are up to 6 fitty, and Bob’s your uncle.

    What fu**king planet is H-hole from?

  • GUS

    Libtards like Odouchebag and Lisa Jackass think they can change the laws of nature, physics and economics with a stroke of their pen and of their ego.
    Their next accomplishment will be their first. Liberals talk a good ballgame, but aren’t so good at actually hitting the ball.

  • FurryGuyJeans

    #57 June 15, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    GUS commented:

    It isn’t necessarily that they think they can change the laws of nature, physics, and economics. All that is required is they make people (voters) believe they can. History has proven it is far easier to con folks into believing one can perform miracles than to actually produce them.

  • msr

    Let’s see, the BLS says there were 131M people working in May. Assuming they were full time, and did 48wk/yr (timeoff for vacation & holidays), that comes to 3.14 E10 days worked per year. If the regulation changes save us from 850,000 lost days of work, that comes out to a savings of one day absence for every 36,988 days worked. On a per-worker basis, that’s one less day of absence every 154 years. Oh, it’s definitely worth the money!

  • L.E. Liesner

    Wonder why our country is in the shape it’s in today. This whole administration is made up of mentally certifiable nuts. There is absolutely no reason that they should be allowed out in public without adult supervision.

  • SSBN 627(B)

    msr: Brilliant, but you actually used math. Liberals don’t understand math, there is no emotion to be milked from it.

    Driving down the number of employed will have a significant impact on the ratio. Plus, they won’t be able to purchase in quantity any of those hyper-expensive mercury-laden light bulbs. Neither will they be able to afford skyrocketing utilities bills.

    It’s a win-win.

  • CommieJuice

    Do you think we as people can control the thermostat of the earth? By paying more in taxes, energy prices, putting more regulation on businesses and charging them to breath, will that help the earth cool down? Is the earth better off cooling down or staying warm? Do crops grow in the cold better than in the warmth and heat? How much will it take to cool the earth down doing all of this? How much cooler before it’s too cool? How can we adjust the earth’s temperature lower before we go into an ice age? When does it stop, when is the regulation enough, who decides when we have to start releasing emissions again? What is the price tag in dollars to combat global warming? What IS THE END GAME to climate change… aka total people control? What is the end game? Someone please tell me, when does it end. The all powerful humans that hold the thermostat to the earth, what is the end game for these people to turn the nob to medium?

    Lisa Jackson, the green commie trash bag! Born in the wrong time, in the wrong country. 1960’s Russia missed a great comrade.

    Nothing the Regime does is ever right, nobody they appoint is the right person for any job in a Capitalist country, nothing is done according to the principles of America, it’s all a bunch of retreads from the old Socialist, Communist and Fascist countries that are trying to rise again in the only beacon of freedom in the world. It’s sick! Sick people, sick policies, sick ideology!

    Do you feel better today than you did before Jan 20th 2009?

    Do you feel safer today than when Bush was president?

    Do you feel more security in your job and financial status than before Obama?

    Do you think the USA, the leading power of the world is going in the right direction to maintain that status in the future?

    Do you think our allies are more protected than when Bush was in office?

    Do you think our enemies hate us less and want to more peace now than before Obama started his apology tours?

    Do you think it’s right for a president to have 83 rounds of golf in almost 28 months of office while our troops are fighting and dying in 2 wars heading into 4?

    Do you feel like our borders are more safe than ever before?

    Do you think paying $4 per gallon of gas is better for the environment than paying $1.80?

    Do you think government is going in the right direction, being more honest and transparent led by the Democrats under Obama and Reid?

    Do you have hope for the future if Obama is elected to a second term?

    Do you think the supreme court will be better off with 5 liberals and 4 Constitutionalists rather than the other way around?

    Do you think it’s better that Medicare loses 500 billion that is given to fund other projects rather than to help the needy and elderly?

    Can anyone honest to themselves answer YES to a single one of those questions?

  • Andreas K.

    Yay! More statistical deaths that nobody has ever managed to prove.

    I was already wondering. After “passive smoking” and all the rad deaths in Fukushima I feared the rabid left wing was running out of horse manure. But fear not, they always have enough of that somewhere around.

    Hooray!

  • http://zillablog.marezilla.com Zilla

    If the Obama admin cared about people with asthma, his EPA wouldn’t have forced asthmatics to use less effective medication. Obama caused asthma inhalers that worked to be outlawed due to CFCs and the ones they were replaced with don’t work nearly as well. And people with mild asthma can no longer get inhalers over the counter either. People are going to die BECAUSE of Obama’s EPA rules.

  • Stuart

    If there are rolling blackouts, it is my sincere hope that they occur in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. For that matter Minneapolis deserves to at least dim their bulbs for electing that dim bulb Frankin.
    That won’t be the case however. The blackouts will occur in red states. It’s the Chicago way. I ought to know, I used to live there.
    “You red states better learn to vote the right way or bad things will happen to you. In Obama’s America you go along to get along.”

  • Jeremy

    Just imagine how many useless – non-productive, bureaucratic – wasteful jobs would be lost if the EPA disapeared. They keep throwing out there that its the Clean Air Act under fire. Um, no. It’s your horrible agency. We want real scientists back! Get rid of these pseudo-enviro-economic-evangelist types.

  • http://www.cypresscreekpowerstation.com./ Joey Williams

    Wow could the EPA leave companies alone for once. The administration while doing its job correctly is doing the exact opposite of what it promises. Jobs! Closing the plants means more people unemployed. The coal plants are providing reliable electric power sources and electric power to hundreds of people everyday across the country. Coal is our number 1 energy production in the US but we sell most of it to China when it be cheaper to just keep it here and use it ourselves. It costs us less that 5 cents to run a microwave for 1 hour off coal power but we’d rather send the coal to China for the money they offer. It doesn’t make since to close plants when your opening new ones like the surry coal plant in virginia. Anyways great article and sad to see Obama get his way again.