Trump orders media blackout of EPA

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H/t Kenny Solomon

I thought President Trump’s order of reinstating the Dakota Pipeline project and approving the Keystone Pipeline was good enough for one day, but he’s way ahead of anyone else in thought and actions.

But also today EPA, the agency many of us love to hate the most. Grown more radically powerful under Obama and caused misery to many, has gotten a huge smackdown by Trump.

According to Zero Hedge, beginning last Friday after Trump was inaugurated he had already sent emails to the EPA detailing specific prohibitions which include:

banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency’s social media accounts

You heard that right. No press releases, no social media or blog posts. They are to provide Trump with a list of upcoming webinars, external speaking engagements, no new content on their website.

They have also been told to halt all contracts, grants and interagency agreements pending review.

“Basically no money moving anywhere until they can take a look,”

One of Trump’s campaign promises was to slash regulations to get mining and oil drilling back to pre-Obama levels. This is a huge start.

Of course many are calling Trump a “dictator” but then probably don’t know the EPA was created by Richard Nixon. So if it can be created by Executive Order, it can be regulated by Executive Order. And if it needs to be basically shut down until all goings on can be reviewed and/or approved, then so be it.

Obama’s DOJ under Loretta Lynch had refused to prosecute the EPA when one its workers breeched a mine wall in Colorado, causing millions of gallons of water on the Animas River to become polluted. Citizens, towns, cities and even governments were declined monetary reparations. Now hopefully that will change as well.

On a related note, Trump has ordered the CDC to cancel a “climate change” conference

Git ‘er done, Trump!

Crossposted at LadyImpactOhio

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Lady Penguin
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January 24, 2017 4:19 pm

I can hear the Lefties screaming all the way to my house. “Where’s the transparency?” “How dare he do this?” “Doesn’t he know we’re the EPA? The Untouchables?”

Nope, guess not. Thank you, Pres. Trump. You, and the American people especially have a right to a thorough vetting and house cleaning of every program, every agency and every hidden cache of cronyism the fascist Left has hidden.

You are so right about the disaster of the Animas River, economical losses, and huge ecological damage. Where were the environmentalists then? No one held accountable.

bobmontgomery
January 24, 2017 11:36 pm

The EPA needs to be abolished. Short of that, their practice of giving grants to environmental activist groups who take that money and turn around and sue the EPA to get their demand list implemented, which the EPA fights with both hands tied behind their back, needs to be stopped and also investigated as a corrupt practice. And speaking of “social media” and such, since we know the former EPA head was guilty of using fake email accounts, the White House needs to set up a body to investigate ALL departmental and agency use of ALL communication methods.