Jan
06
2013

Report: EPA head Lisa Jackson resigned in a huff over Keystone Pipeline.

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.

3 Comments

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  • sicsemperstolidissimum says:

    On the one hand, Obama, having been elected again, may no longer feel bound to do some of the same things he did before. Maybe he will disappoint the greens, the way he has done to others.

    On the other, green crud and foreign policy are two areas where he has annoyed me by consistently following campaign promises that I would have rather he didn’t.

    On the gripping hand, the low level of CYA I’ve seen in his energy policy makes me think that he just isn’t prepared for any changes of course there, regardless of how it might be able to help salvage his other interests.

    I would not be expecting significant improvements among the next round of appointments.

  • Occamstool says:

    Borlaug did his graduate work at the University of Minnesota. We Minnesotans are proud to claim him.
    You have, of course, seen Penn Jillete’s appraisal of the man. (“You can take your Mother Teresa and your Jonas Salk and your Gandhi, TOGETHER, and I’ll go with Norman Borlaug. Thanks.”)

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