Pa. DEP head McGinty links international, domestic policies to job growth
Will 2008 be a lame-duck year for international and domestic action on climate policy? Which '08 presidential candidate will be most successful at creating a climate policy that addresses environmental issues adequately but also considers our nation's economy? Should states be allowed to regulate emissions? During today's OnPoint, Kathleen McGinty, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and former chairwoman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, gives her take on the year ahead for climate issues on the state, federal and international levels. Secretary McGinty explains why she believes the Bush administration missed an opportunity to generate jobs by not being more aggressive on the climate policy front. She comments on the EPA's denial of a California waiver to regulate vehicle emissions and also discusses Pennsylvania's environmental initiatives.