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The Administration’s Strained Relationship with the Truth

By on 12.11.09 | 3:19PM

For those who were tempted to buy EPA administrator Lisa Jackson's implausible denial that the risible CO2 "endangerment" finding had anything to do with getting a nice reception at the Copenhagen "Kyoto II" talks and posturing in the face of their embarassing ability to force cap-n-trade through Congress in time, take a look at her agency-wide email sent today, excerpted in pertinent part:

"MEMORANDUM

SUBJECT:    A Week to Remember

FROM: Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

TO:         All EPA Employees

Colleagues:

This week we made history.

On Monday, I signed the finalized endangerment finding on greenhouse gases, a decision that has been years in the making.  The long-overdue finding cements 2009's place in history as the year when our government - and our agency - truly began addressing the challenge of greenhouse gas pollution and seizing the opportunities of clean energy reform.... 

Our actions also send a clear message to the global community that the United States - with EPA leading the way - is committed to acting on the greatest environmental challenge of our time.

That message to our global partners was absolutely critical this week in my talks at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. I can't tell you how proud I was to represent the United States and all of us here at EPA in the meetings I attended.  The world is watching - and they are excited about the hard work you are doing..."

This is fairly typical Obama administration sniveling and dissembling: Don't blame us it was in the works since our reckless predecessor but oh this marks the first time our government ever showed responsibility. It had nothing to do with Copenhagen posturing and what a great thing for us to do as Copenhagen began the Euros really dug it.

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