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Patently false. Johnson does believe that it’s the government’s job to ensure environmental protection:

The government exists to protect us from harm, and that pollution is harm,” Johnson said. “Libertarians would say, ‘You and I have the ability to sue Molycorp. We can bring them to bear from a private standpoint.’ But the reality? You can’t.

He’s even taken steps to give the EPA more power in fighting polluting companies.

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