Sunday, January 29, 2017

BUMMER: Trump Plans to Cut EPA Staff by Only 50 Percent

I spoke too soon. It's a damn good start:

President Trump is seeking to slash the number of workers at the Environmental Protection Agency by at least half, leaving it significantly gutted as the administration mulls further cuts, the former head of Trump's EPA transition team said Friday.

"Let's aim for half and see how it works out, and then maybe we'll want to go further," Myron Ebell said now that he has returned to his position as director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Ebell left the Trump transition team a week ago.

The agency currently employs 15,000 people. I think capping the agency at 1,000 would be a good goal.

Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News.


Paul Scheppe said...

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Doom said...

Make sure the people cut are the field workers. Keep all of the admin. THAT would gut the EPA, and help other government agencies learn to respect the real rules of law and the people. In time, simply from lack of function (if a good thing in this case), the bureau might find itself closed. I do believe in tending the land. The government and big business cannot be trusted to do that, only small land owners with a real stake in the land will ever have some chance at being guided toward that.

Trough Master said...

You worry about his taxes for everyone. We are fighting a war right now. Oh, have you ever seen obo's proff that he went to Harvard. Keep working on that till we can find out whose social security card he is carrying.