Skip to comments.Depleted Under Trump, a 'Traumatized' EPA Struggles With Its Mission
Posted on 01/24/2023 12:50:50 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON — The nation’s top environmental agency is still reeling from the exodus of more than 1,200 scientists and policy experts during the Trump administration. The chemicals chief said her staff can’t keep up with a mounting workload. The enforcement unit is prosecuting fewer polluters than at any time in the past two decades.
And now this: The stressed-out, stretched-thin Environmental Protection Agency is scrambling to write about a half-dozen highly complex rules and regulations that are central to President Joe Biden’s climate goals.
The new rules have to be enacted within the next 18 months — lightning speed in the regulatory world — or they could be overturned by a new Congress or administration.
Career employees are being “worked to death,” said Betsy Southerland, a former top EPA scientist. “They’re under the greatest pressure they’ve ever been.”
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The EPA needs to be cut loose and shuttered.
Good call. Every state has their own EPA or equivalent. This is not a federal function.
“highly complex rules and regulations”
There’s the problem right there! Too many pointy-heads writing rules & regs nobody can understand or comply with that will cost the economy billions of dollars for no benefit except to shut down all fossil fuels and make us build useless, unreliable windmills and solar plants.
The whole “mission” of EPA has become 1) “tie the US economy in knots that cannot be undone” and 2) grow the EPA to ultra-behemoth size to implement #1.
Oh that ALL Federal Agencies were depleted!
Good, I hope you all die. Fkcn parasites.
Tell them to "learn to code." It can't be that hard.
The EPA has been a oondoggle since its inception, and has been weaponized by every democrat president in office, since.
Here's a very simple solution. Reassign those people writing those "highly complex rules and regulations" that are going to strangle us and put them onto prosecuting polluters.
That's what any normal, competent executive would do.
So much more of this govt need to be gutted its ridiculous.
Article is written by a NY democrat so anything she dislikes, I like. So as far as I am concerend, this is all good.
Depleted Under Trump, a ‘Traumatized’ EPA Struggles With Its Mission
Oh please! Like the @sshole Democrats couldn’t just hire back as many people as they want. How much money have these clowns spent since Biden took office? Are they really gonna argue that they couldn’t hire more of their ilk back into the EPA?
Get rid of all federal departments…they regulate everything…gas is high because of the EPA…
WORKED TO DEATH? Spend a shift working in my nursing home and learn what “stress” means. lol These people are spoiled brats.
WHAT? You don’t take pity on the poor overworked people that regulate your business?
Anthropomorphizing a filthy federal bureaucratic agency into an injured lamb.
“Depleted Under Trump, a ‘Traumatized’ EPA Struggles With Its Mission”.........Correction, AGENDA.
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