In a further example of the rush to the bottom in our political system, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told the Conservative Political Action Conference that he intends to scrap the EPA which he claims has waged a “war on American energy.”
Gingrich wants to create an Environmental Solutions Agency that rewards innovation. It is an incredible statement about the extreme of the conservative movement. While insisting that they are fighting for family values, they would eliminate the agency that protects the health of our families and particularly our children. The EPA is already struggling with limited funding and enforcement capacity. Yet, Gingrich wants to eliminate it — and views that pledge as a key to securing Republican votes.