IBD Editorial – EPA: Jobs Don’t Matter
Jobs: The EPA admits to Congress that it does not take into account the impact of its regulations on employment, the economy or international competitiveness. Neither, apparently, does the White House.
This stunning revelation was made by EPA Administrator Mathy Stanislaus in response to a question by Colorado GOP Rep. Cory Gardner. It came during Stanislaus’ testimony before the House Environment and Energy Committee on Thursday and exposes the Obama administration’s public posture on jobs and the environment as a fraud
“We have not directly taken a look at jobs in this proposal,” Stanislaus said. That’s odd, since his testimony seems to contradict Executive Order 13563, issued by President Obama in January, which requires that all new rules issued by federal agencies take job creation into account. As we have learned, you have to watch what the administration does, not what it says.
THE DAILY CALLER: EPA official says jobs don’t matter
The Obama administration has repeatedly said job creation is a top priority, but apparently the memo seems to have missed the bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This became evident when EPA Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus testified Thursday before an Environment and Energy subcommittee hearing that his agency does not take jobs into account when it issues new regulations.
“We have not directly taken a look at jobs in the proposal,” Stanislaus said, referring to a regulation that would govern industries that recycle coal ash and other fossil fuel byproducts.
Coal ash is commonly used to make concrete stronger and longer lasting, make wallboard more durable and improve the quality of roofing shingles.
WATCH THE REVEALING EXCHANGE BETWEEN REP. CORY GARDNER (R-CO) AND THE EPA ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR
Watch the video HERE