March 9, 2010

Environmental Protection is Good for Economic Growth

Filed under: North America — inece @ 3:28 pm

In a speech at the National Press Club, USEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson discussed the challenges and opportunities of leading an environmental agency in a time of economic challenge and technological innovation.

It’s time to put to rest the notion that economic growth and environmental protection are incompatible. It’s time to finally dismiss this false choice. We need a new approach that plays to America’s greatest strengths of ingenuity, invention and innovation. We need to reclaim leadership in the development of new products that protect our health and our environment. And we need to capitalize on the growing green marketplace here and around the world…

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