To Celebrate Earth Day, EPA’s Gina McCarthy Jets Around the Country

On Monday, Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, appeared on one of those serious interview venues for which Obama Regime officials are famous. She told Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart:

“If we don’t start dealing with climate change, which is the biggest public health challenge we face, as well as the biggest economic challenge and think of it both from an environmental and economic standpoint, then I think we’re losing for the next generation and our own, quite frankly.”

Right. So people who buy into the whole “man-caused disaster” that is “climate change” (count me out) should try to reduce their “carbon footprints” by not flying around the country to do things like appear on Comedy Central shows or throw out the first pitch at baseball games. Whoopsie! From Fox News:

A national nonprofit environmental group is turning up the heat on the Environmental Protection Agency for sending its chief on an Earth Day-themed tour to call for action on climate change, arguing the multi-city excursion will hurt the environment. The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says the greenhouse gases generated by EPA administrator Gina McCarthy’s week-long, five-city tour will “far exceed” any concrete action on climate change from her travels. “Frenetically jetting around the country appears to undercut [the] EPA’s message to ordinary Americans that they should conserve, consume less and reduce transportation pollution,” PEER Executive Director Jeff said in a statement. The EPA announced last week that McCarthy would visit New York, Boston, Cleveland, Atlanta and Memphis to “participate in various events to…focus on responsible steps to cut carbon pollution to slow the effects of climate change.” The tour kicked off on Monday with a visit to Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show,” where McCarthy touted President Obama’s climate action plan. The tour will end on Friday with a tour of sustainable energy projects in Tennessee, the EPA said. Ruch noted that some events on McCarthy’s itinerary have questionable ties to promoting climate action, such as joining Energy Secretary Moniz to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday’s Red Sox vs. Yankees baseball game at Boston’s Fenway Park. Ruch said McCarthy is a frequent air traveler and has been criticized for commuting frequently back to her home in Boston.

It would be pointless to mention liberal hypocrisy again, wouldn’t it? So I won’t.

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