Soon after the Environmental Protection Agency announced that they would be holding regulations that would clean up industrial air pollution, Administrator Lisa Jackson sat down with Jon Stewart. On the Daily Show interview she Jackson discusses the discrepancy between what Americans want the EPA to do; what politicians want, and her role trying to find the balance; "we can cut red tape but we can't cut the protection." Here are the broadcast interview and extended web extra.
In the extended clip, Lisa Jackson elaborates on how EPA actions have saved trillions of dollars in health care costs.
If you want to learn more about the stalled regulations that would've put restrictions on industrial air polliution, including mercury emissions, check out Living on Earth's report this week.