#1 Here's How Many People Have Left the EPA Since Scott Pruitt Took Over by algernonpj 17.12.2017 21:17

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Here's How Many People Have Left the EPA Since Scott Pruitt Took Over
Cortney O'Brien
Posted: Dec 16, 2017 12:00 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency has shrunk considerably since Scott Pruitt took over as administrator. In fact, the agency is back to President Reagan-era staff levels.

Over 700 EPA personnel have either retired, quit, or taken voluntary buyouts since Pruitt took over, Think Progress found after combing through federal employment statistics. Some are quitting in "disgust."

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“There has been a drop of employees of 770 between April and December. While several hundred of those are buyouts, the rest of those are either people that are retiring or quitting in disgust,” Kyla Bennett, director of New England Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), told ThinkProgress. “Is that number higher than it would normally be? I think it is.”


Liberals were outraged over Pruitt's nomination last year, labeling him a "climate skeptic" and criticizing his ties to the fossil fuel industry.

"Having Scott Pruitt in charge of the US Environmental Protection Agency is like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires," Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, said of the nomination.

Famous environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio brought his concerns straight to President-elect Trump at Trump Tower, where he and activist Terry Tamminen reportedly prepared a presentation explaining how preserving the environment has a positive effect on the economy.

Pruitt has been credited with influencing Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement. He has also targeted the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and Clean Water Rule. Rolling Stone Magazine accused Pruitt of "quietly tearing down decades of environmental progress."


https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobr...k-over-n2423067


#2 RE: Here's How Many People Have Left the EPA Since Scott Pruitt Took Over by PzLdr 17.12.2017 23:26

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"Here's How Many" = Not enough. The EPA is one of the main instruments in the decline and fall of the American economy, and in the loss of individual, i.e., property rights.

#3 RE: Here's How Many People Have Left the EPA Since Scott Pruitt Took Over by Cincinnatus 18.12.2017 16:34

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Only 700? Pruitt needs to get on the stick.

#4 RE: Here's How Many People Have Left the EPA Since Scott Pruitt Took Over by ThirstyMan 18.12.2017 19:42

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Quote: algernonpj wrote in post #1






over 700?

my thoughts exactly!!!

#5 RE: Here's How Many People Have Left the EPA Since Scott Pruitt Took Over by algernonpj 18.12.2017 22:04

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per wiki the EPA in 2016 had 15,376 employees

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Sta...otection_Agency

700 = ~ 5 %


It's a move in the correct direction.

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