Former EPA Chief Denies War On Coal While Sitting In Front Of A ‘Coal Sucks’ Poster

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The head of the EPA under President Barack Obama vehemently denied politicians and environmentalists waged a “war on coal.”

There’s just one problem. She was sitting in front of a “coal sucks” poster in the office of California’s top state senator.

Former EPA chief Gina McCarthy huddled with Democratic lawmakers in Sacramento Thursday to advise them on how the state could move forward with policies aimed at fighting global warming while the Trump administration dismantled Obama’s environmental agenda.

McCarthy took over EPA in Obama’s second term and oversaw the implementation of the president’s “Climate Action Plan,” which included sweeping regulations on power plants and natural gas wells. Republicans and coal supporters say these regulations were part of the administration’s “war on coal.”

“I’m concerned about this administration and their commitment,” McCarthy told reporters, according to E&E News, blasting skeptics of global warming as following a “politically induced religion.”

Trump pledged to repeal Obama’s global warming plans, and laid out an “America First Energy Plan” to boost U.S. energy production. Trump has already issued executive orders to repeal old regulations and move forward with building the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

More executive orders are on the way, and environmentalists are looking to states to implement climate policies. California has positioned itself as a bulwark against Trump’s policies.

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    Amber

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    Gina McCarthy and California have something in common , they recently found out how irrelevant they are . Gina McCarthy will be Texas ‘s best advertisement .

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    4TimesAYear

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    She keeps denying the war on coal, but it sure sounds like she answered in the affirmative here: “That’s exactly what this is” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpJhJW0rvbg

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    Amber

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    Gina McCarthy and the Democrat Operatives just don’t want to admit they F up and cost the Democrats the election . When Hillary and the EPA targeted working people in the energy sector they demonstrated how out of touch they were with the people who actually made America Great once . If the EPA had been around since the beginning
    the USA would be the USSR . F ‘d Up and corrupt .
    Good riddance to the coal killers and their preachy arrogant pals . California is perfect for them because when it comes to elections they count for zero now .

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    Old44

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    Was it my imagination or did Hilary Clinton say she was going to put all coal miners out of a job.

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    Amber

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    Hillarie’s attack on the coal industry was one of the more serious mistakes of her campaign and despite not being a Clinton fan what this really shows is how bullied she was by the political operatives paying the Democrat’s. I find it hard to fathom that professional politicians like the Clintons would do something so incredibly stupid
    of their own free will . Maybe to fend off the extreme green supporters of Bernie but she was never going to win over the green extremes in that camp anyway .
    The Democrats pee’d all over the people they used to claim they represented and that is because the arrogant California mafia could care less about “fly over ” country .
    They actually apparently thought the popular vote was going to get them the keys to the White House . Now they are screwed because they showed their race baiting and gender profiling true colors .
    We are in for a 8 year hissy fit because the $billionaire backers of the Democrats are embarrassed because they screwed up so bad but they still have anger money to throw around .

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