EPA chief Gina McCarthy agreed with Bill Maher on Friday that the Obama administration is engaged in a war on coal:

"The clean power program," Maher said. "Some people called it a war on coal. I hope it is a war on coal. Is it?"

"Actually, EPA is all about fighting against polution and fighting for public health," McCarthy said before answering Maher's question. "That's exactly what this is."

"Oh, great," Maher said to applause.

"Exactly," the EPA chief said.

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