Thursday, April 21, 2011

Newt Gingrich Wants To Replace EPA, Voters Say No

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich reiterated his call to replace the Environmental Protection Agency with something called the "Environmental Solutions Agency" during yesterday's interview with WKXL 1450 radio host Chris Ryan at the Barley House in Concord, New Hampshire.

American Solutions, Gingrich's 527 group, has been calling for an end to the EPA for some time now. According to the group's website:

Since its founding 40 years ago, the EPA has transformed from an agency with the original noble mission of protecting the environment into a job-killing, centralizing engine of ideological litigation and regulation that blocks economic progress. 
As USA Today reported a while back, recent polls demonstrate that voters actually want the EPA to do more, not less. A Natural Resources Defense Council/Opinion Research Corporation International poll asked more than 1,000 Americans to weigh in on Gingrich's plan to get rid of the EPA. Here's what they had to say:
  • 67% of Americans oppose abolishing the EPA
  • So do 61% of Republicans 

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