President Obama delayed two major clean air rules, enraging environmentalists who called this delay a bold surrender to business pressure, an act of political pandering and a cold-blooded betrayal of a loyal constituency.

The Nation’s Melissa Harris-Perry joined MSNBC’s Sound Off to talk about the biggest lie polluting businesses have been feeding politicians and communities: that in order to create jobs and turn around the economy, we have to sacrifice the environment.

Jin Zhao