Lisa Jackson Speaks at Copenhagen: “We Won’t Ignore Science”

lisa jackson copenhagenThe Obama administration is heeding science to address climate change and protect human health, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson told an overflowing crowd in the U.S. delegation’s meeting room in Copenhagen this afternoon. Jackson won a round of applause from the audience, which included business representatives and members of non-governmental organizations.

Her speech highlighted EPA’s new endangerment finding, which she signed hours before boarding the plane to Copenhagen on Monday. The finding concluded that greenhouse gases pose a threat to health and welfare. She said 2009:

will be seen as the year the U.S. government began to seriously address greenhouse gases … Climate change is real, and now is the time to act.

Jackson said the Obama Administration will work with Congress to develop clean energy reform while letting the science “speak for itself.”

Update: Here’s the text of Jackson’s remarks.

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  1. tropicalc
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Great political cartoon on about Climate-gate.

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