President Donald Trump’s choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of the best decisions he ever made. The EPA uses regulations and power to hurt businesses and destroy jobs.
Plus, EPA employees have been caught in major scandals in recent years, including employees who were never fired despite rarely – if ever – showing up for work.
Now, the leader of the EPA’s environmental justice program has resigned, thanks to Trump’s threat to slash funding for the program.
Trump doesn’t support the myth of man-made global warming, and this top liberal at the EPA is gone!
Mustafa Ali, a former senior to the administrator responsible for directing the agency’s actions protecting minority communities, stepped down in a letter to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. He also voiced concern the Pruitt plans on gutting the project.
“I wonder if our new leadership has had the opportunity to converse with those who need our help the most,” Ali wrote in the memo. “I strongly encourage you and your team to continue promoting agency efforts to validate these community’s concerns, and value their lives.”
Ali, who helped found the program in 1992, leaves as Democrats and activists continue to bicker about the agency’s reduced impact during the Trump-era.
The program has been criticized for years:
Civil rights have criticized the EJ for years. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (CCR) complained last year that the EPA failed to carry out effectively its environmental justice objectives.
CCR’s complaints come on the heels of last year’s Flint water scandal.
Nearly 2,000 citizens in the predominantly black Michigan town sued the agency claiming it failed to ensure state and local authorities were addressing the crisis.
EPA environmental justice leader Mustafa Ali resigns after 24yrs w/ program amid W.H. plans to defund his work https://t.co/kT0aJGSohv
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 9, 2017
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