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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:58 AM

 

Former employees critique EPA under Trump in new report

Source: The Hill

BY RACHEL FRAZIN - 06/04/20 12:01 AM EDT

A group of former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees has released a report condemning the direction the agency has gone under President Trump.

In the report released early Thursday, the group called Save EPA wrote that the Trump administration has been relentless in its efforts to “roll back public health and environmental protections, weaken enforcement of those protections, and cripple EPA’s capacity to address new and existing problems.”

“Virtually all the changes that Trump has made have one thing in common: They help polluters and harm the public, now and in the future,” the report said.

The report also documented what it described as a “slowing down” of enforcement. It said that in 2018, the number of inspections or evaluations to determine legal compliance was less than 60 percent of the annual average since 2001 and that the number of criminal cases opened was about a third of the levels reported between 2008 and 2013.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/501030-former-employees-critique-epa-in-new-report



Hmm, not having the best night I could ideally be having.

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Response to The Finn Al Analysis (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 01:10 AM

1. I'm very glad they did this. Now it needs lots of attention!

Thank you for posting this.

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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:29 AM

2. 2021 is going to be a busy year at EPA, NMFS, NOAA, USFWS, USGS, etc

as Biden's people reverse every stinking change that asshole Trump has inflicted upon us. There has been some environmental damage, but the policy changes will be reversed quickly.

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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 10:02 AM

3. Thanks to all the jerks who didn't bother to vote in 2016...we'll have a LOT of rebuilding to do.

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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 10:12 AM

4. Sadly, THIS "BIG NEWS" will be lost

in the shuffle, just like attention to COVID-19, gloomy predictions of a nasty hurricane season, concerns for the unemployed, etc., etc., - all because BunkerBoy keeps putting out shiny little objects (walks in the park after teargas clears the way / threats of military intervention against the right to protest) and we must sit and wait for November to boot his FAT A$$ out of OUR White House!

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