Jill Stein: Resignation of EPA’s Jackson is “serious warning” that climate in danger from Obama White House

By Jill Stein, Green Party activist and 2012 Presidential candidate:

epa-logo.gifJill Stein, the recent Green Party presidential candidate, said today that the resignation of Lisa Jackson as head of the Environmental Protection Agency underscores the resistance of the Obama administration to dealing with climate change and the environment.

“President Obama has been a climate change evader. Even when he briefly discussed climate change right after the election, he said any action would have to take a back seat to getting the economy moving again. He just doesn’t grasp that the path to full employment starts with building a clean energy future. And that climate change is already underway and further delay will be a disaster,” noted Stein.

Numerous media reports said that Jackson decided to leave due to her frustration over constant fights with the White House over climate change and the rejection of key environmental proposals such as regulating ozone. Obama last year decided to suspend EPA’s new rules to reduce smog.

Given the gridlock in Congress, the only likely action on climate change and the environment during Obama’s second term would be from EPA administrative action not subject to Congressional approval.

A story this week in the NY Post said that the final straw in Jackson’s departure was a decision by Obama to allegedly move ahead with the Keystone XL Pipeline, a decision which NASA scientist James Hansen said would be game over for climate change.

“America needs a strong environmental leader at EPA who will push for life-saving, economy-saving action on climate change rather than roll over for the short-term political considerations of the White House. The Obama White House far too often puts the need of campaign contributors and polluters ahead of the well-being of the American people,” added Stein. “We need an EPA committed to protecting the environment, and to a transparent, democratic process within the agency. This is essential if the EPA is to apply science in the public interest, free from the corrupting influence of industry that has historically had too much influence over EPA scientific decisions.”

Stein made climate change a focal point of her campaign (www.jillstein.org/climate), starting with her call for a Green New Deal to put Americans back to work by investing in a transition to a carbon neutral economy by relying upon clean renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation. In the closing weeks of the campaign, she took out TV ads nationally on the issue of climate. Stein was arrested in early November for helping occupiers in Texas seeking to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

In contrast, Obama and Romney studiously avoided talking about climate change in the election. In the last Presidential debate, the two candidates argued about which one would extract more coal, oil and natural gas. Obama bragged that under his direction, “America is producing more oil today than at any time in the last eight years”, that he had opened up “millions of acres for gas and oil exploration”, quadrupled the number of operating rigs to a record high”, and “added enough new oil and gas pipeline to encircle the Earth and then some.”

Stein concluded, “With the resignation of the EPA administrator, President Obama has the opportunity to rethink this disturbing environmental record. This is a time for urgent action to transform the economy for the carbon-free, nuclear-free future. The Earth is at the tipping point where climate change must be faced as a life and death issue. Our economy, civilization, and the very survival of our children are all at stake. There’s no time to lose.”

10 thoughts on “Jill Stein: Resignation of EPA’s Jackson is “serious warning” that climate in danger from Obama White House

  1. Deran

    I’ll guess that part of why Jackson left is that Obama has decided to proceed with the rest of the XL pipeline. I also suspect there is a great deal the Left and liberals are going to be appalled abt that Obama has in mind for his second term.

    It does seem that if the Greens can build off of Stein’s resuscitation of the GP it may well pick up increased support from the US progressives and Leftists who voted (again) for Obama.

  2. johnO

    Dr. Stein could run again in Massachusetts with Sen Kerry about to become Sec. of State. The Green-Rainbow Party is a strong 3rd party in that state. She could easily take progressive, leftists, and indy’s if Dems nominate Congressman Lynch or even Markey. I believe Lynch is Pro-Life and Markey is a Beltway Democrat.
    -Deran.. Dr. Stein would have strong support in Mass. especially if no LP runs or even if R’s pick Pro-Choice Scott Brown. The R’s in Mass are more moderate than the national party. No strong CP in state. Dr. Stein could also get the peace and freedom groups in the state. Lynch and Brown are “Hawks”.

  3. paulie Post author

    I’ve gotten tired of saying the same thing over and over, so I am NOT going to approve the latest comment from Fan of Dr. Stan.

    A post with multiple links gets held up in the spam queue and someone has to go in there and fish it out.

    Then you have a long list of alleged quotes from various famous people without more specific source citations and then some more links.

  4. paulie Post author

    I’ll spare readers the hyperbole and summarize it. FODS believes climate change is a “fraud” and ” It’s extremely bad to waste a life promoting the use of FORCE to cause the masses to conform to a FRAUD concept,” with the rest being allegedly supporting evidence for that thesis.

    FODS has ignored the links to evidence for anthropogenic climate destabilization as well as the rather obvious point that whether you believe government force can or should solve the problem is a separate question from whether the problem exists.

    It also helps to know the difference between weather and climate.

  5. Catholic Trotskyist

    Ban Dr Stan; bring back Robert Milnes and James Ogle. And to keep it on topic, I think the Greens will have trouble in Massachusetts because Democrats are too afraid of being beaten by Scott Brown again.

  6. paulie Post author

    I’m not banning Dr. Stan, but I’m not going to rescue his messages from spam anymore. I’ve told him too many times what he needs to do so they don’t go there in the first place.

    Bringing back past spammers is a tired subject, and is not welcome in general purposes threads. We have a special thread on that – debate on debate parameters here. Please confine any and all such discussions to that thread only, if you feel compelled to have them at all.

    Democrats or Scott Brown – is there a difference?

  7. FAN of Dr.STAN

    The problem doesn’t exist is the point. If you want to believe the liars that wish to tax you for the breath you blow out and what vegetation needs to exist and produce oxygen so humanity can survive believe it. I choose not to be a stooge to the NWO and their lackeys at the Club of Rome! Serious research will show anyone where this FRAUD science came from in the 20th century, which is a socialist/communist think tank in Italy.

    As for the links you could use up to four without any problem, but since the ownership has changed that has changed.

    ***“Hundreds of billion dollars have been wasted with the attempt of imposing a Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory that is not supported by physical world evidences…AGW has been forcefully imposed by means of a barrage of scare stories and indoctrination that begins in the elementary school textbooks.” — Brazilian Geologist Geraldo Luís Lino, who authored the 2009 book “The Global Warming Fraud: How a Natural Phenomenon Was Converted into a False World Emergency.”***

    “… when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people … will hate the New World Order and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people.” – H. G. Wells –> (the malcontentents Wells speak of are the true Freedom Fighters, you have to decide if you want freedom or slavery !)

    ************“The threat of environmental crisis is the ‘international disaster key’ to unlock the New World Order.” – Mikhail Gorbachev ************me-There is a NWO plan and it is in action NOW.

    “We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public imagination… So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts… Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.” – Stephen Schneider, Stanford Professor of Climatology, lead author of many UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports
    (me-frighten the masses with LIES)

    “Unless we announce disasters no one will listen.” – Sir John Houghton, first chairman of IPCC
    (me-use fear and LIES)

    “It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.” – Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace
    (me-this guy is a pro liar and he knows it)

    “We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.” – Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation
    (they know it is wrong, yet they use LIES to promote the FRAUD)

    “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” – Christine Stewart, fmr Canadian Minister of the Environment
    (me-“justice and equality” Sounds like the slogan of the ones who have put bullets in the back of millions of innocent men, women and children, including babies heads throughout history.)

    “The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.” – emeritus professor Daniel Botkin (me-fearmonger to promote the FRAUD)

    “Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” – Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme (me- what do these people want? A return to the horse and buggy days or is it the stone age?)

    “Complex technology of any sort is an assault on human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it.” – Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
    (me-Lovins has a GOD complex, I mean “what would we do with it” how about ENJOY it and use it for the benefit of mankind! )

    “Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.” – Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University
    ( another GOD complex who knows what’s best for mankind)

    “Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.” – David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club
    (me-perhaps we’d all be better off if this dangerous kook had never been born!)

    Dangerous KOOKS indeed !! Some of them would have you and your family die shivering in the dark !! None of them worked in the fields from daylight to dark to survive and feed their children, yet that is what they call for in so many ways (an end to modern society, ALL industrialized civilizations to collapse! What is happening now?). That is a hard life, for the ones even “allowed” to reproduce.

    Not a hard life for them however, oh no they want your money !!!
    ***They learn the art of lying to change policy and INCREASE “their” taxpayer funded grant money$ ? ****GRANT MONEY Folk$ and POWER over your lives…..

    “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” – Adolph Hitler

    “The greater the lie, the greater the chance that it will be believed.” – Adolf Hitler

    “The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.” – Adolf Hitler

    “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge — even to ourselves — that we’ve been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.)” – Carl Sagan

    “The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses.” – Albert Einstein

    PS – Paulie a reformed coke head and whorehopper such as yourself shouldn’t be harsh to your fellow travelers. Be kind and forgiving, you won’t regret it.

    climate

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    noun
    1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
    2. a region or area characterized by a given climate: to move to a warm climate.
    3. the prevailing attitudes, standards, or environmental conditions of a group, period, or place: a climate of political unrest.

  8. johnO

    5&6
    We need Dr. Stein in that race to shake up D’s and R’s. Hope she does it. If not maybe LP will step up in Mass. (Dave Blau?).

  9. Jill Pyeatt

    ““Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.” – David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club.

    Wow, I missed that. I am uncharacteristically unable to formulate a response, except to say that there are many unworthy people in positions of authority.

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