Do you remember when the Environmental Protection Agency was the agency charged with protecting the environment? Those were the days, weren’t they? Well, the EPA now is under Scott Pruitt, a guy who sued the EPA at least 14 times back when he was Oklahoma’s attorney general. He appears to be a man on a mission to destroy a lot of regulations that limit pollution. He’s also so unserious about climate change that even climate change skeptics think he’s only faking interest in the science of climate change. But at least the EPA under Pruitt will still allow scientists to speak about climate change, right? Wrong!  The agency “has canceled speaking appearances by three of its scientists.” So the war isn’t just on regulations, but on information too. Well, maybe we can make Orwell less uncomfortable in his grave by temporarily calling it the Environmental Devastation Agency.

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