The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was formed in 1970 to protect human health and the environment. Some critics have claimed that the EPA regulates too little during Republican administrations (hurting the environment) and too much during Democratic administrations (hurting business activity and jobs).
The EPA nickname of “Environmental Persecution Agency” has been cited in print since at least 2002 and was used during the Bush (Republican) administration, with the claim that the environment is “persecuted.” The “Environmental Persecution Agency” nickname was also used during the following Obama (Democratic) administration, with the claim that business is “persecuted.”
Other EPA nicknames include “Employment Prevention Agency,” “Environmental Poisoning Agency,” “Environmental Pollution Agency,” “Environmental Propaganda Agency” and “Extremely Pathetic Agency.”
Wikipedia: United States Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with protecting human health and the environment, by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 3, 1970, after Nixon submitted a reorganization plan to Congress and it was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the president and approved by Congress. The current administrator is Lisa P. Jackson. The EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the administrator is normally given cabinet rank. The agency has approximately 18,000 full-time employees.
Got Apex Forum
04-03-2002, 09:15 AM
What about the EPA? - There are radio talk shows around here that call the EPA the Environmental Persecution Agency. They are just as bad!
U.S. House Passes Energy Bill Based on Bush’s Plan (Update3)
Bloomberg ^ | November 18, 2003 18:09 EST | staff
Isn’t this the same MTBE that was mandated by the ENVIRONMENTAL PERSECUTION AGENCY to clean up auto emissions?
Could it possibly be that the EPA didn’t fully test it, as they would have required of a private company?
4 posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 8:58:50 PM by leprechaun9
Sugar Mountain Farm
The Big Bad EPA
Posted on Thursday September 22, 2005 17:57 pm by Walter Jeffries
An Associated Press news story notes that the Environmental Protection Agency wants to ease its regulatory burden on companies so they don’t have to report spills of less than 5,000 pounds of toxic chemicals. Additionally they feel pollutors need only report big spills every two years.
I propose renaming it the Environmental Persecution Agency…
Sun, 11/23/2008 - 10:22
Re: Buried Secrets: Is Natural Gas Drilling Endangering US ...
Not surprising in the least. The Environmental Persecution Agency is just an oil and automobile industry proxy these days.
15 July 2009
Plain Old Paine Patriotism
For that matter, even the EPA (Environmental Persecution Agency) admits that this economic suicide pact WON’T DO A DAMNED THING ABOUT THE “CARBON POLLUTION” HOAX!
Prius Plug-In Hybrid
8/3/2011 10:24 AM EDT
My fear is that the one way or another in which we may see the reduction or demise of low-efficiency IC engines is that the Environmental Persecution Agency continues to levy unrealistic demands on the oil industry, and increasingly screwball requirements for fleet efficiency.
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