Are EPA’s comments troubling?

According to a report in Reuters, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee in defending the EPA’s budget, “Big polluters would flout legal restrictions on dumping contaminants into the air, into rivers and onto the ground.”

Really?  Is this what Administrator Jackson believes or is this just hyperbole to protect the administration’s budget?  I hope it is the later, if not; this is, in my opinion, a very hostile and demeaning comment on American businesses.

I personally find use of term “big polluters” to be irresponsible. Are there “big polluters” causing problems?  Sure there are, but my experience over the past three plus decades in the environmental business leads me to believe that most companies make every effort to act in a responsible manner.

To read the story in Reuters click on the link below.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/03/us-usa-epa-budget-idUSTRE72181V20110303

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