Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Action today to an EPA administrators call that oil companies be crucified.
Some are calling for his job others are trying to distance themselves chief national correspondent Jim Angle reports some of that came directly from the top.
EPA administrator Lisa Jackson gave her first public comments today about a key aide who -- the EPA's enforcement velocity to ancient Romans going into a town -- -- of -- the first five people they found in order to make the rest of the population easier to manage in response to questions from fox Jackson noted that official at the.
Apologized for his comments -- frankly they were inflammatory but there -- also run and they don't comport with either this administration's policy.
On energy my policy at EPA.
That hardly satisfies the critics who think regional administrator Al -- -- was telling the truth about EPA's approach to regulation and one critic has a suggestion for the president.
He should follow the advice of the administrator he should walk into the EPA headquarters fire the first five people -- season that probably become.
An agency a little easier to manage from that point forward.
Critics argue the crew -- comments -- true on EPA allegations of water contamination from the process known as fracking ms.
Jackson acknowledged fox there are no proven cases of that.
In no case have we made a definitive.
That the fracking process has caused chemicals to answer ground -- Nevertheless critics say EPA goes into communities alleges contamination and frightens the local population.
Like range resources in in Texas they didn't do anything wrong they didn't contaminating -- water and yet for a year they were hit they were denied this.
As a barrage of insults and say these people out there -- contaminating the water and all that after a year he told Greta Van Susteren the EPA quietly drop the allegations part of what he sees as a clear strategy this -- -- a war on -- field.
It's taken do that they can make it non competitive so that they can -- with the Green energy ms.
Jackson -- a different way she talks instead about the need to safely expand oil and gas production while also reducing the need for it.
It also means reducing our overall reliance on oil through fuel efficiency.
And through the use of -- -- In keeping with that oil and gas production on federal land was down 13% last year -- it goes beyond just the oil and gas industry last year EPA enforcement actions record companies to invest an estimated nineteen billion dollars in actions and equipment to control pollution.
That is an EPA all time record.
Bret thank you Jim on this is the panel still ahead.
Filter by section