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Coincidence? I Think Not...

8:43 AM, Dec 9, 2009 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
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On Monday, an environmental reporter for Mother Jones magazine reported on Twitter that EPA Administration Lisa Jackson linked the EPA "endangerment" finding to the Climate Change conference in Copenhagen.

Kate Sheppard wrote:

Lisa Jackson on yesterday's endangerment finding: "We tried to make sure we had something to talk about."

Today, though, Jackson claims that the timing of the announcement was a happy coincidence.

According to Politico, Jackson, speaking in Copenhagen, said: "The endangerment finding and the work here are separate. Certainly, I was glad we were able to complete the finding and make that statement just before, but that wasn't the impetus for our work."

There are more artful ways of making such contradictory statements.