Back in 1992, in his speech to the Republican National Convention, Pat Buchanan railed against the “environmental extremists who put birds and rats and insects ahead of families, workers, and jobs.”
This was widely seen as an unfair caricature of liberal environmental policy in 1992. In 2012, it’s practically a bloodless statement of fact.
The Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has, in fact, been doing its best to validate this description, either through policy or highly revealing slips of the tongue. The most recent of the slips comes from EPA Region 1 Administrator Curt Spalding, who [url=http://nation.foxnews.com/epa/2012/06/04/top-epa-official-obama-coal-regs-will-be-painful-every-step-way-communities]was captured in a video released by the office of Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)[
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