Too Dirty to Fail
In today’s LA Times, Administrator Jackson wrote about efforts in the House of Representatives to undermine critical health and environmental protections. In the op-ed “Too Dirty to Fail?” she says it is time once again for Americans to stand up for their right to clean air and clean water.
“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,” wrote Administrator Jackson.
In recent weeks, House Republicans using the economy as cover have accelerated efforts to give big polluters a pass from complying with health protections and to expose our communities to dangerous pollution. The “Too Dirty to Fail” strategy uses today’s economic challenges as an excuse for removing vital health protections and entering our nation into what President Obama calls “a race to the bottom” for the weakest environmental protections.
“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,” the Administrator wrote in the piece.