Christmas Is Here, Everyone! US EPA Officials Are ‘Leaving in Droves’, by James Delingpole.
Environmental Protection Agency officials are “leaving in droves”, reports the New York Times.
More than 700 people have left the Environmental Protection Agency since President Trump took office, a wave of departures that puts the administration nearly a quarter of the way toward its goal of shrinking the agency to levels last seen during the Reagan administration.
What marvellous news to ease us all into the festive Christmas spirit, eh readers? …
Not, of course, that this is quite the way the New York Times sees it. It wants us to believe that this is an attack on both science and the environment. …
Anyone who thinks it’s sad that 700 EPA officials have lost their jobs should maybe consider the 50,000 workers in the U.S. coal industry alone who lost their jobs as a result the EPA-enforced Clean Power Plan. …
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is achieving what President Trump appointed him to do. He is draining the swamp.
As I’ve argued before, the EPA has always had less to do with protecting the environment … than it does with killing business. Essentially, it is a communist sleeper cell introduced to the heart of the U.S. government system by Richard Nixon in the mistaken belief that paying Danegeld to your enemies will make them leave you alone.
Previous Republican presidents – such as the Bushes – were far too squishy to dare reform it.
Democrat presidents, most notably Obama, used it as a way of bypassing Congress and imposing on the U.S. a United-Nations-driven globalist agenda almost entirely inimical to the interests of American citizens.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific, Charles