Skip to comments.Emails Show Extensive Collaboration Between EPA, Environmentalist Orgs
Posted on 01/16/2014 1:14:28 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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.
The emails, obtained by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (EELI) through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, could fuel an ongoing controversy over EPA policies that critics say are biased against traditional sources of energy.
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.
Nancy Grantham, director of public affairs for EPA Region 1, which covers New England, asked an organizer for the Sierra Clubs New Hampshire chapter to share the groups agenda so EPA could adjust its messaging accordingly in an email dated March 12, 2012.
If you could, it would great [sic] if you can send me an email describing what you would like to do in early April in NHthat way I can coordinate messaging with our air offices here and at HQ, Grantham wrote.
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. . .
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Our government is no longer “Democrat Vs. Republican. Its the Government Party - its workers, its dependents, its advocates, against the rest of us.
This news is so UNEXPECTED!! /s
Another example of a big govt Republican creation that benefits leftists.
There are at least a dozen federal departments that need to be eliminated. The EPA is one of the most deserving of that fate.
Bingo! That's what ObamaCare, Dodd-Franks, the “Stimulus” is all about—growing government for the sake of more government.
Disband the tyrannical anti-American EPA.
Is that really a woman?
This country would be so much more free without the EPA, the Dept of Education, the NSA, a reined in FBI and CIA, and a decent administration
Its not collaboration. Its collusion.
Geeez, not another shot!
My wife is gonna be soooo p*zzzt!
And nothing will be done.
Ah yes, the four branches of gov’t.
In criminal terms, this is called collusion.
Had Enough Yet ?
It is the ruling elite against the working class.
Well I am just shocked, shocked I tell ya!