Finally, Some Great News from Washington!

“Richard Windsor” Ducking Out During Investigations?

The woman most dangerous to America’s economy has announced she will leave her post in January.

Lisa Jackson, EPA administrator and the person most blindly loyal to man-made global warming dogma, no matter the (lack of) facts and the cost to man-made economies, has announced she will resign after President Obama’s State of the Union message.

We wrote after the election that while Obama had been elected for another four years, that didn’t mean he would have real political power for that long a time.  Benghazi, Holder’s “Fast and Furious” and Jackson’s scandalous disregard for law could definitely hobble his political clout, at the least.

Jackson has been one of the Obama lieutenants most willing to run roughshod over statutory limitations, most willing to allow bureaucrats to write their own rules (notice there was no Congressional debate over our new mileage standards this time) and totally ignored legal reporting requirements regarding her regulatory agenda.  Most of all, time and again, Jackson has proven oblivious to the economic cost or the impact on industries and jobs from paralyzing regulations hobbling fundamental industries like oil, gas, electricity, transportation and, in effect, all manufacturing and production.

Why now?  We’ve only touched on her illegal use of dummy e-mail accounts, apparently under the name “Richard Windsor.”  The suspicion is that she used alias e-mail accounts to coordinate and prepare new policy initiatives under the radar, avoiding any of the dreaded “transparency” Obama promised.  The Inspector General and Congressional committees are investigating.

While the term “fugitive dust” was not coined on Jackson’s watch at EPA, she was the first official to try to ratchet the limits on “particulate matter” down to the level where pickups on gravel roads would violate Clean Air standards.

Either way, Jackson leaves dozens of proposed regulations and new rules affecting nearly all productive industry and employment, with many impacts yet to be fully addressed.  As shocking and far reaching as her bold attacks on the economy — one coal industry official termed Jackson’s attack on his industry a “regulatory jihad” — the New York Times actually said that Jackson’s departure “comes as many in the environmental movement are questioning Mr. Obama’s commitment to dealing with climate change…”

So maybe Jackson is leaving because in four years, she has not made good on Obama’s messiah-like promise to keep the seas from rising??

Published in: on December 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. While always pleased to see a self-indulgent, messianic egomaniac leave a position of power, I wonder a few things:
    1. Where will she go?
    2. How much damage will she be capable of inflicting once she gets there?
    3. Will her replacement be better or worse than she has proven to be? Given the mentality and predilection for pursuit of personal vision rather than the betterment of the country’s producers that is espoused by our freshly elected Boss-In-Chief, we may dislike the answers to the previous questions. Why does it seem like every out-of-step, out-of-sync, too-weird-to-be-credible, never-been-productive nut-job end up with a government job that holds authority over me?
    Or maybe I’m just getting old and crotchety. Naah.
    Happy New Year!

    • John: I can’t think of anyplace she could go and do more damage than at EPA. And the combination of inside knowledge, disdain for legal restrictions and devotion to global warming dogma that she and Browner possessed would be tough to duplicate. As you point out, however, Obama has found some doozies so never say never. Perhaps the next most damaging place for Jackson would be the UN and its climate changing efforts.

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