Internal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emails show extensive collaboration between top agency officials and leading environmentalist groups, including overt efforts to coordinate messaging and pressure the fossil fuel industry.
Emails show EPA used official events to help environmentalist groups gather signatures for petitions on agency rulemaking, incorporated advance copies of letters drafted by those groups into official statements, and worked with environmentalists to publicly pressure executives of at least one energy company.
As Mark Levin says, "Green is the new Red."
As in CCCP Red.
Critics of the agency and its nonprofit allies were surprised by the cooperation.... “The level of coordination in these documents is shocking,” EELI said in a statement.
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.), a member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, said the emails suggest that the EPA is straying from its mission by working hand-in-hand with hardline green groups.
“It’s unfortunate that EPA has spent more of its resources promoting and coordinating a political agenda with environmentalists instead of doing its job,” Pompeo said in an emailed statement... "we expect public officials to serve the public interest, not the interests of radical environmentalist groups.”
The emails released by EELI reveal a host of scandalous activities by the EPA:
• Coordinating with radical Marxist groups to hold hearings on coal plants in states that aren't economically dependent on coal to exclude those citizens' voices.
• Using (even more) personal email addresses to avoid public email archiving requirements.
• Conspiring with radical groups to "devastate the [coal] industry" even though clean coal production is critical to electric power generation in the U.S.
• Secretly coordinating with Marxist environmentalists to levy "endangerment orders" against natural gas companies.
Once again, we have proof that the Obama administration is violating federal laws, evading Constitutional checks and balances, and conspiring to destroy America's energy independence.
But, with all that said, according to Mitch McConnell, "It's a sad day."
And maybe Darrell Issa can open up yet another House Oversight investigation on this topic, seeing as how he only has 828 other investigations underway. Certainly at this point a Select Investigative Committee isn't warranted.
Hat tip: BadBlue News