Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Environmental Destruction Agency

It no longer deserves the word protection, since it is doing everything but. From Robert Reich's FB post:

Scott Pruitt's crackdown at the EPA continues. Since taking office, he has begun to roll back everything from safe drinking water protections to clean air laws, but he doesn't want the public to know about it. Pruitt has gone to unprecedented lengths to maintain secrecy:

1) EPA employees now need an escort to reach his office on the top floor.

2) Senior staff give verbal orders on major policy decisions as not to create a paper trail.

3) Employees are often asked not to take notes during meetings and leave their cellphones at the door.

4) Pruitt avoids making calls on his office phone.

5) His schedule has been removed from the EPA's website.

6) He has requested 24/7 armed guards, unprecedented for an administrator.

7) Congressional oversight inquiries have gone unanswered.

8) Requests for public information have been delayed.

There's a simple reason for these drastic measures. Pruitt wants to hide his actions from the American people as he does the bidding of the oil and gas industry. If he were truly fulfilling the EPA's mission to protect the public, there'd be nothing to hide.

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