South Dakota Republican U.S. House Candidate Kristi Noem called for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Lisa Jackson, to resign today at the DakotaFest Debate in Mitchell. Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin refused to join Noem in calling for her to step down.
"This is the most anti-farmer, anti-rancher, anti-small business EPA in U.S. History. Lisa Jackson and the Obama Administration's EPA have consistently put extreme an environmentalist agenda ahead of South Dakota agriculture and small business," said Noem.
"Whether it is refusing to remove the ethanol blend wall and approving E-15, implementing a backdoor energy tax through regulating green house gasses or the most recent proposal to regulate dust, this EPA is listening to extreme environmentalists from places like California rather than ag producers in South Dakota time and again," said Noem.
"I gave Congresswoman Herseth Sandlin the opportunity to join me in calling for EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's resignation, but she refused. Unfortunately our incumbent Congresswoman enables this agenda with her support for the Obama-Pelosi leadership team in Washington, DC," said Noem.