Monday, July 10, 2017
The EPA is no more.
In a move we all saw coming, The Donald has dismissed all remaining scientists from the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy. No surprise, since naming Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator, they've done nothing else but deny climate change and global warming, dispute valid scientific research (they don't "believe" in it) and laying off anyone with a brain.
The EPA undergoes change with each administration, but the Democratic presidents tend to put more focus and commitment to science. During President Obama's administration, OSTP had nine scientists on staff, who dealt with policy issues such as STEM education, biotechnology and crisis response. The OSTP had over 100 employees in all.
Earth is doomed. Thanks, GOP.