For generations, the Environmental Protection Agency has been at the forefront of world organizations, testing wide ranges of environmental contaminants and imposing more than reasonable restrictions on the continued use of pathogens dangerous to both the environment and to the well being of living creatures, both human and to those among the animal kingdom. However, the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election has seen the organized and authoritative dismantling of the EPA and the effort to turn the agency into a pro-business, anti-human, anti-environment stamp of approval to corporate power and contamination solely dedicated to increased business profit and without regard to any consequences, including the leading of unsuspecting people, young and old alike, on a path towards pain, suffering, and ultimately premature and painful death.
Campaign promises to dismantle the agency and to repeal years of regulations were swiftly begun with the naming of the environment’s Public Enemy Number One, Oklahoma
Attorney General Scott Pruitt, as the new EPA Administrator. Pruitt’s long history and dedication to opposing each and every worthwhile act of the EPA was the sole necessary qualification leading to his appointment, that and a public life dedicated to climate change denial and other reactionary right wing religion-based extremist positions and activities, including serving for several years in a leadership capacity for ALEC, the secretive organization that drafts ultra conservative and religious-based model legislation for every gop-controlled state legislature across the country.
As Oklahoma’s Attorney General. Pruitt began his tenure by first dissolving that agency’s Environmental Protection Unit, Continue reading