September 28, 2012
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Obama's nominee to run the EPA, Gina McCarthy, in her current role at the EPA approved a car air-conditioning refrigerant that caught Mercedes Benz's engines on fire during testing. Why? Because she thinks it's good for the environment. According to the Daily Mail:
McCarthy, EPA's current air regulation chief, 'provided the real forward motion' for a plan to reward US automakers who used the new climate-change-friendly refrigerant known as 'HFO-1234yf,' according to an EPA staffer with knowledge of the agency's internal processes who spoke on condition of anonymity.
When her EPA subagency, the Office of Air and Radiation, approved HOF-1234yf, McCarthy said that the chemical 'helps fight climate change and ozone depletion.'
But when McCarthy gave SNAP approval to HFO-1234yf, her office never mentioned the tests conducted by Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz.
A Daimler engineer told Reuters in December that his team was 'frozen in shock' when they saw test after test of HOF-1234yf turn a car's engine compartment into an inferno after small leaks were simulated.
Bill Wilson, president of Americans for Limited Government, called it "outrageous that Gina McCarthy is being considered for a promotion, when her actions in pushing this dangerous refrigerant into American automobiles shows a callous disregard both for consumers and the environment. If anything, she should be fired, and a special counsel should be appointed to get to the bottom of whether this approval is malfeasance or just incompetence."