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All right serious stuff now today EPA administrator Lisa Jackson will defend -- aggressive regulatory -- from the congress.
Joining us now is the lady who used the Romney EPA form -- New Jersey governor to Christie Talbot with Kristi got the welcome back.
Pleasure always -- ask you directly.
Would you regulate CO2 news regardless of what the Supreme Court sends -- what the law says would you urine EPO I administration would -- I want the congress to do it.
Because that's what should happen if it's going to happen it just happened through congress.
This is going to be whether EPA has the legal authority and not as we know it's gonna be decided through the courts but now you have -- having this I mean skipping Waxman having a copy of the letter from Stephen Johnson who was one of my successors -- EPA saying that in fact.
Under the Clean Air Act it did rise carbon did rise to an endangerment finding.
Which meant that it could be regulated and the -- -- but that was established by congress it -- it doesn't matter how the.
It was a matter who doesn't know whether it's congress -- -- the EPA.
You gonna have a massive new regulatory framework foot pole of American business -- -- happy with that.
It's not what you want -- where you want to be but in fact at some point we're gonna have to be in our businesses are going to be asking the lord would hazard line.
Because they're going to get it that you went on speaking as we are at this moment we are exhaling CO2 snow but ours is not the problem it is getting it's what's coming out of the smokestacks -- that's coming out of the cars.
It's the kind of thing that did it I think we can all agree that when you believe in climate change or not it would be good to clean up our air.
And to have -- healthier aired over us and that the assumption is that CO2 saw a pollutants.
-- just like I.
-- little packets that it is and that's what -- at least that's what EPA scientists apparently have determined that will be decided by the courts whether or not that's ballot but if any action is taken on this it really shouldn't come from PA it should come from congress you think that.
President Obama is trying to run the country government.
Via the bureaucracy collapse or as opposed to via the vote in congress absolutely and you -- should do -- I think what you should do is have a congress stepped up and and decide is this an issue -- an issue and be definitive about it because don't forget they established EPA.
And they made very clear and very precise directions as to what couldn't couldn't be considered -- the Clean Air Act if they're not happy with that.
And that they're the -- to change it but they should always be protective of human health and environment.
I've got to talk nuclear power with us because -- very much that's one -- -- best -- -- yep your vote your your pro nukes now the president he says he is committed to.
Green energy right clean energy.
Which I think he says includes nuclear power he just sent it right.
-- concern about the fall when do you believe that the Preston.
You -- unlimited -- and I -- I've seen that the action as secretary -- has taken back in congress frankly I think this -- may -- the only place where we're gonna get -- bipartisan action out of this congress might be on an energy bill because our energy needs are very real and we need an energy plan and -- -- really -- the -- -- meet with.
America for a generation to generations has been thoroughly top to bottom anti nuke.
Yes we have actually Gallup did a poll back last march that found that 62% of the American people were in favor of nuclear which was the highest that they have seen since they started pulling that back in the early nineties.
You talk about bipartisanship but it still seems to me that the White House is so infatuated.
Solar and wind that that's going to be such a large component of what's would not be a Smart energy build.
I mean do you see that being that the sticking point the one wild card that can actually make an energy bill you know -- become reality.
Well that's a probably have the Democrats on that on the one side that would like just renewable since part of this and you have Republicans saying no it should be clean and green energy that's who we want match include nuclear.
And how do you set that balance because obviously none of those are going to be able to go forward in any kind of a ramp up -- if they don't have federal.
Cyclicals an oxymoron or if we don't have that I don't know don't always cold we will always have -- it's over fifty this is one of the hardest things get through that there's so much hesitation at -- because the global warming.
Evidence is so few and far between now it's dispute -- on so many levels how we pass something like this when everyone kind of shell shock especially -- ethanol thing.
First of all I would say it's not as far as climate change is concerned whether it's human caused -- -- obvious is open to question but not that the climate is changing and whether we should do something to prepare for just for rising sea levels when we do with our.
Oceanfront communities things like that that's a separate.
Discussion but I think it's something we ought to take seriously and the rest of the world -- and that's where you're gonna get the problem for a multi national corporations that are being pressed by other governments that have adopted Kyoto.
-- of putting restraints on their businesses those businesses want a level playing field and their starting we're gonna start -- and trade implications here.
One last one how viewers are really fired up about the -- On incandescent light bulbs and a gross intrusion into my freedom of choice within my own household where do you post.
Christie Todd -- what do you stand.
I think we're overdoing this well yes like Q thank you -- -- but we become markets in the West Africa does that answer.
Yeah I disagree with you about CO2 and I disagree with -- about global Patrick -- and it was a co-founder of Greenpeace sat right -- -- And said the evidence for global warming is scanty at best and the solutions put full would -- just use.
So here's my co chair of the clean safe energy coalition and he believes that nuclear power he does not -- who's studied any does believe the climate change -- -- I think aborted rather than he lost even if you get very.
Opposite talk a little one apologists like -- of -- that.
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