"Top Official: 'The EPA Is Back On The Job'"

"This past week, the Environmental Protection Agency released a long-secret document containing the Bush administration's conclusions on global warming. The Bush-era document from December of 2007 said that greenhouse gases were dangerous and needed to be regulated under the Clean Air Act. I spoke with EPA administrator Lisa Jackson this past week at the agency's Washington, D.C. headquarters. And she defined what she sees as the key differences in the Environmental Protection Agency under the Obama administration.

Ms. LISA JACKSON (Administrator, EPA): I'd like to say that EPA is back on the job working on behalf of the American people for public health, for environmental quality."

NPR's Liane Hansen interviewed Lisa Jackson October 18, 2009.

Monday, October 19, 2009