A REALLY Important Los Angeles Times Op Ed…Life and Death Important…

From Lisa Jackson, head of the EPA:

“Since the beginning of this year, Republicans in the House have averaged roughly a vote every day the chamber has been in session to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency and our nation’s environmental laws. . .Using the economy as cover, and repeating unfounded claims that ‘regulations kill jobs,’ they have pushed through an unprecedented rollback of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and our nation’s waste-disposal laws, all of which have successfully protected our families for decades…How we respond to this assault on our environmental and public health protections will mean the difference between sickness and health — in some cases, life and death — for hundreds of thousands of citizens.

“This is not hyperbole. The link between health issues and pollution is irrefutable.”

Read all about it: http://www.newser.com/story/131564/epa-chief-lisa-jackson-gop-war-on-environment-wont-create-jobs.html

If anything she’s understating the urgency–I think the loss of lives will be in the hundreds of millions, and more because the consequences will stretch out over many generations…

Meanwhile, here’s a little something for climate change skeptics:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44996377/ns/us_news-christian_science_monitor/#.TqJPq5sr2Ok

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