Trump means to halve number of EPA employees

Posted by on January 28, 2017 10:17 am
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More news from the Trump Team on the US agency probably most hated by conservatives and one that has caused untold misery and loss of thousands of jobs.

Last week we learned Trump had ordered a complete media blackout of the EPA, including a  halt to contracts and social media posts. There have been reports of their employees coming and going to work in tears because knowing what the Trump win would mean to the agency.

Now he’s gone the step further most conservative had hoped: the intent of cutting in half the number of EPA employees, which is currently estimated at around 15,000. According to this tweeter, the agency will be offering counseling:

Myron Ebell, Trump’s EPA transitioner has apparently proclaimed my work is done here and is heading back to his position as director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He had this to say:

“Let’s aim for half and see how it works out, and then maybe we’ll want to go further,”

Trump has nominated Oklahoma’s attorney general Scott Pruitt to head EPA, but he has yet to be confirmed.

Best comment I’ve seen on Breitbart’s article on this:

Crossposted at LadyImpactOhio

4 responses to Trump means to halve number of EPA employees

  1. Lady Penguin January 28th, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Out of control government agencies, especially the EPA, have done an end-run around the Congress. Sick and tired of it.

  2. bobmontgomery January 28th, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    They needn’t fret too much. I heard that Mr. Peabody’s Coal Co. will soon be hiring.

  3. StephC February 12th, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    I hope he cuts more than half.

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