EPA Administrator: ‘We Rock’ at Writing Rules

By Penny Starr | May 9, 2016 | 11:50 AM EDT

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

(CNSNews.com) – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said Friday that the EPA is very good at making rules requiring individuals, businesses and state and local governments to comply with laws related to “protecting” the environment.

“If anybody knows anything about EPA and writing rules--we rock at it,” McCarthy said at the Climate Action 2016 summit held last week in Washington, D.C. "We do them legally. We do them on the basis of sound science. And while there is a pause, there’s no pause in the action in the United States towards renewable energy and energy efficiency. We are going in exactly the direction our rule demanded and we’re doing it because the market’s demanding it.

“We could not be in better shape then we are today,” she said.

McCarthy also said her agency is moving forward on the Clean Energy Incentive Program – part of the Clean Power Plan -- to encourage investment in wind and solar energy.

McCarthy told Bill Nye, who interviewed her, that she had no doubt that the United States would “live up” to its obligation under the United Nation’s climate change agreement the Obama administration signed onto in December in Paris.

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