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Emails Show Extensive Collaboration Between EPA, Environmentalist Orgs
Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2014 | By Lachlan Markay

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 Club’s New Hampshire chapter to share the group’s 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 NH–that 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. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at freebeacon.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eeli; envirowhackos; epa; epafoia; epaoutofcontrol; foia

1 posted on 01/16/2014 1:14:28 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Our government is no longer “Democrat Vs. Republican. Its the Government Party - its workers, its dependents, its advocates, against the rest of us.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 1:16:48 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This news is so UNEXPECTED!! /s


3 posted on 01/16/2014 1:17:54 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Brad from Tennessee

duuhhhhh


4 posted on 01/16/2014 1:18:29 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Another example of a big govt Republican creation that benefits leftists.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 1:20:56 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Brad from Tennessee

There are at least a dozen federal departments that need to be eliminated. The EPA is one of the most deserving of that fate.


6 posted on 01/16/2014 1:24:57 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: PGR88
[Our government is no longer “Democrat Vs. Republican. Its the Government Party - its workers, its dependents, its advocates, against the rest of us.]

Bingo! That's what ObamaCare, Dodd-Franks, the “Stimulus” is all about—growing government for the sake of more government.

7 posted on 01/16/2014 1:24:58 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

8 posted on 01/16/2014 1:25:41 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Disband the tyrannical anti-American EPA.


9 posted on 01/16/2014 1:32:28 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Is that really a woman?


10 posted on 01/16/2014 1:33:10 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: beethovenfan

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


11 posted on 01/16/2014 1:34:41 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Its not collaboration. Its collusion.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 1:38:42 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: NEMDF

Geeez, not another shot!

My wife is gonna be soooo p*zzzt!


13 posted on 01/16/2014 1:46:19 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

And nothing will be done.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 1:52:25 PM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Ah yes, the four branches of gov’t.

Executive
Legislative
Judicial
Regulatory


15 posted on 01/16/2014 1:54:10 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

In criminal terms, this is called collusion.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 1:56:05 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: PGR88

Had Enough Yet ?


17 posted on 01/16/2014 2:03:51 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?............................ Enforce the Bill of Rights............ It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

bookmark


18 posted on 01/16/2014 2:10:34 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: PGR88

It is the ruling elite against the working class.


19 posted on 01/16/2014 2:16:22 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Well I am just shocked, shocked I tell ya!


20 posted on 01/16/2014 2:20:51 PM PST by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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To: NEMDF

This was unforeseeable.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 2:58:28 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Gambling in Casablanca?!?!?!?


22 posted on 01/16/2014 3:13:27 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Brad from Tennessee

bookmark


23 posted on 01/16/2014 3:21:06 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: PGR88

November can’t get here soon enough.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 3:21:18 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Brad from Tennessee

             

25 posted on 01/16/2014 3:23:03 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Collusion is an agreement between two or more parties, sometimes illegal and therefore secretive, to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collusion

don't worry. only big evil oil companies are guilty of this.

26 posted on 01/16/2014 3:42:52 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Think of this as Gulliver.
Lilliputians trying to tie down Uncle Sam.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 6:20:39 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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