04 April 2018

Pillage and Burn

The New Yorker published an excellent, deeply researched article this week (link here) profiling Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Scott Pruitt. The headline reads "Scott Pruitt's Dirty Politics" and the subhead is "How the Environmental Protection Agency became the fossil-fuel industry’s best friend."

The piece makes clear the great danger of conservative zealots like Pruitt who, in keeping with Trump administration policy, literally destroy government departments and agencies within. Protecting the environment and the American people are no longer the goal at the EPA under Pruitt.

Instead, his goal is the total moral corruption and wholesale dismantling of the agency entirely to serve his oligarch masters. His entire political career has been lavishly funded by the likes of dirty industry and the Koch brothers who care not one whit about pollution.

The feckless Trump is entirely disinterested in the institutional destruction at the EPA, as long as it satisfies the heavy polluters who are partly underwriting his re-election campaign. He cares nothing about America's great resources nor the rule of law -- he's simply interested in how much money he and his cohorts can make while sullying the country and the constitution.

The article is a sobering, disturbing read but absolutely essential if you care about America's resources, health, and future.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous04:37

    Es terrible tanta corrupción y corruptos que lo único que les importa es hacer mas dinero a costa de lo que sea y la gente debe importarle aun mas para poner fin a esa situación. Amigo venezolano,Cucuta


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