"That's not fair to say," she said, shaking her head. "People say Republicans don't like clean water or air, that's not true. You have tons of people around the country who are trying to protect their jobs. There has to be a balance, that excessive regulation puts a lot people out of work."
Sunny Hostin was clearly ticked off by Bila's words though, interjecting, "He just allowed dumping in our streams, our water sources. The coal companies are putting stuff into my rivers!"
But it was Whoopi Goldberg who shut down the argument, as usual, laying down the law about who environmental deregulation will affect the most - the very workers Bila argued would benefit.
"The EPA was strengthened because companies were not looking out for their workers, that's why these regulations went in, because the companies didn't care that they were poisoning peoples water,” Goldberg said. “The people who are going to get eaten by this, this deregulation, are the people that live in that area.”