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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Energy To Trump Transition Trolls: "Hell No!"

He and his Cabinet of Deplorables are intent on ignoring the Paris Climate Agreement, rolling back emissions regulations in the U.S., and gutting the EPA.  Prima Donald thought he could facilitate the process by threatening the Dept. of Energy a la Joe McCarthy.  He had his goon squad (a.k.a. transition team) send the folks at Energy a little ol' questionnaire.  "You will give me names!"

Per the Washington Post:

The Trump transition team has issued a list of 74 questions for the Energy Department, asking officials there to identify which department employees and contractors have worked on forging an international climate pact as well as domestic efforts to cut the nation’s carbon output.

The questionnaire requests a list of those individuals who have taken part in international climate talks over the past five years and “which programs within DOE are essential to meeting the goals of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.”

To their tremendous credit, leadership at the Energy Dept. refused, and told the Butterscotch Boss Hogg to go piss up a rope.

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