November 19, 2009

Freedom of speech - EPA style

From FOX News:
EPA Employees Silenced for Criticizing Cap and Trade
When Zabel and Williams released a video on the Internet expressing their concerns over the Obama administrationís plans to use a cap and trade program to fight climate change, they were told to keep it to themselves.

Laurie Williams and husband Alan Zabel worked as lawyers for the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, in its San Francisco office for more than 20 years, and they know more about climate change than most politicians. But when the couple released a video on the Internet expressing their concerns over the Obama administrationís plans to use cap-and-trade legislation to fight climate change, they were told to keep it to themselves.

Williams and Zabel oppose cap and trade -- a controversial government allowance program in which companies are issued emissions limits, or caps, which they can then trade -- as a means to fight climate change.
And of course:
Their bosses in San Francisco approved the effort by Williams and Zabel to release the tape, but after an editorial they wrote appeared in the Washington Post, EPA Director Lisa Jackson ordered the pair to remove the video or face disciplinary action.

Specifically, the administration's chief environmental official did not want Williams or Zabel mentioning their four decades with the EPA -- time spent studying cap and trade.
And of course, this is the same EPA that wants to regulate CO2 and consider it to be an environmental toxin (ie: plant food). The Washington Post editorial mentioned can be found here. Williams and Zabel's own website is here: Carbon Fees Posted by DaveH at November 19, 2009 8:55 PM | TrackBack
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