If you have followed this blog for more than a day you know about the long list of crippling regulations that President Obama’s EPA has been pushing over the last seven years that have been catastrophic to the job market and to the coal industry specifically.

President Obama and the liberal left have been telling us for years that these regulations are necessary to combat global warming  climate change.

But Gina McCarthy, the head of the EPA, said something a little strange during a recent hearing that doesn’t really add up.

From The Daily Caller:

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy admitted her agency’s signature regulation aimed at tackling global warming was meant to show “leadership” rather than actually curb projected warming.

McCarthy admitted as much after being questioned by West Virginia Republican Rep. David McKinley, who pressed the EPA chief on why the Obama administration was moving forward with economically-damaging regulations that do nothing for the environment.

“We see it as having had enormous benefit in showing sort of domestic leadership as well as garnering support around the country for the agreement we reached in Paris,” McCarthy responded.

Ohhh ok. I see now.  Killing all those jobs wasn’t about actually making a difference in the climate it was about sending a message.

Well guess what Gina?

No one is listening to you.

China, India, Russia, and all the rest of the world’s energy producers aren’t cutting back because of your “leadership”.

In fact, many are accelerating their production and leaving us behind.

So if we aren’t making a difference in the climate and we aren’t encouraging other countries to slow down then what exactly are you doing?

Because it looks from here like this administration is destroying entire industries and wrecking livelihoods over nothing more than ideology and Gina McCarthy basically just admitted as much.