Are EPA Destroyers Actually Traitors to the United States?

Are EPA Destroyers Actually Traitors to the United States?

We are in continuing battles to safeguard our health and well-being through clean air and clean water. Trump knows this, because he promised this to the American people during his Presidential campaign.

Update: July 7:  Many Northern Hemisphere locations have just had their hottest days on record.  The Southwest is again ablaze with wildfires due to the hot temperature, low humidity, high winds, dryness, and even high nighttime temperatures.

We are also in a continuing fight to convert to clean energy, in order to slow global warming and all of its many effects to the US and the world. The US is by far the greatest total historic contributor to all of the greenhouse gases which are still in the atmosphere doing warming. We are also now the second largest contributor to current greenhouse gases, producing some 20% of the world’s gases.

Trump, the Republican Congress, and in particular EPA destroyers installed by the Congress are selling out the American people for their own career and monetary benefits, as any turncoat spy would. They are really no different from traitors in military conflicts. Even the military has studied and established that global warming will lead to wars and refugee flows, as well as destruction to our naval harbors, which will engage our military.

The rebellion in Syria is suspected as being a result of desperation in a drought. The rebellion in Iraq was due to mistreatment of the Shiite majority in the South by a cutoff off their water by the minority Sunni leadership led by Sadaam Hussein. Then the forcibly retired Sunni army launched their rebellion when we installed the Shiite government.  The rise of ISIS and easy conquest of territory was in Sunni cities as part of this rebellion..

It is not just that former EPA Administrator and oil puppet, Scott Pruitt, and the new Administrator, former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, are climate science deniers and killing any clean energy efforts. They are going far beyond that in irreparably damaging our health by destroying clean air and water. Every coal plant they build will last for 70 years. Every polluting SUV they okay will produce smog for fifteen years. Every mountaintop they bulldoze for coal will pollute the entire river system downstream. All the CO2 greenhouse gas they produce will last a hundred years in the atmosphere, and on the same order of time in acidifying the oceans. Every expert which they reassign in the EPA, or encourage to quit, will deny us their science for a 40 year career. Yet Trump may only be in office for four years.

The EPA is required to operate only on the best science. Those who undermine this are being traitors to the US and the Congress which set up the EPA. Who brings charges against traitors? Get to it.

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.
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