Very interesting, if this NY Post report is true:
EPA chief Lisa Jackson suddenly resigned last week because she was convinced that President Obama is planning to green-light the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, The Post has learned.
“She was going to stay on until November or December,” said a Jackson insider. “But this changed it. She will not be the EPA head when Obama supports it [Keystone] getting built.”
…And if true: good news, and good riddance. I’ve got nothing against other people’s religions per se, but I get a little cranky when radical theocratic extremists like Jackson try to impose their bizarre Gaia-worship on the rest of us. And let’s not even get into the profoundly anti-scientific nature of the modern Greenies*. Hopefully, the next EPA head Obama appoints won’t be so addicted to fuzzy thinking as Lisa Jackson was…
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*Particularly since Mark Lynas will be happy to do that for me, at least when it comes to Genetically Modified Organisms. Note that Lynas is not entirely sound on the subject of the Greenies, considering that he still seems to think that the same people who are so profoundly messed up on GMOs and nuclear power yet somehow become infinitely more respectable when it comes to, say, global warming. Still, I can’t find it in my heart to be too critical of a man who will dare praise Norman Borlaug** to a room full of environmentalists.
**Norman Borlaug? Oh, he was an Iowan agronomist. Noteworthy for being a good wrestler in his youth and a devoted family man. Oh, and the entire ‘saved a billion people from starving to death’ thing.