In Budget Battle, GOP May Choose to Protect EPA Climate Funds

"During this tenuous time when dozens of House Republicans and coal-state Democrats continue to castigate her agency as evil incarnate, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson seems to be heeding words of encouragement proffered by Rep. Norman Dicks.

'Don't be intimidated,' the Washington Democrat told her during a recent appropriations hearing. 'Do your job.'

Jackson appeared as unflappable, patient and engaged as ever as senators and representatives doled out criticisms, quips and kudos during five total hours of intense questioning that began in a Senate committee last Wednesday afternoon and wrapped up with a House subpanel Thursday afternoon."

Elizabeth McGowan reports for Reuters March 7, 2011.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011