More Winning: Another EPA Official Quits over EPA Direction (but she gets her pension)

A top Environmental Protection Agency official submitted a letter of resignation Tuesday over the direction the agency is taking in the Trump administration.

“The environmental field is suffering from the temporary triumph of myth over truth,” wrote Elizabeth “Betsy” Southerland, who had been at the EPA for 30 years, and was director of science and technology in the agency’s Office of Water.

Southerland, who spoke fondly of the decades she worked in environmental protection, told the Washington Post she was “heartbroken about the impact of the new administration on environmental protection in this country.”

“There is no question,” she told the paper, “the administration is seriously weakening EPA’s mission by vigorously pursuing an industry deregulation approach and defunding implementation of environmental programs.”

She took issue with the president’s proposed budget cuts to the agency as well as the decision to repeal dozens of environmental regulations—especially Trump’s ‘two for one’ rule that for every new regulation added, two old ones must go.

…snip…

An EPA spokesman pushed back on the timing of the letter of resignation, telling E&E news “it’s hard to believe that Elizabeth Southerland is retiring because of a budget proposal and not because she’s eligible for her government pension.”

Read more at TownHall

Trackback from your site.

Comments (6)

  • Avatar

    Al Shelton

    |

    “Betsy” Southerland, had better provide proof that CO2 is causing global warming.
    Did Betsy get 100% on every test she ever wrote?
    Not likely. Therefore she CAN BE WRONG.
    Betsy, please provide the empirical evidence of AGW from CO2.

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Spurwing Plover

    |

    How about a few rounds of Big Bad John,Sixteen Tons and Coal Miners Duaghter certianly better then hear gores idiotic poem

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Sonnyhill

    |

    Betsy, don’t let the door hit your tailpipe on the way out.

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Amber

    |

    Good riddance ! The EPA mission was to screw the countries fossil fuel industry workers . Peeing on coal workers and farmers not a good idea .
    Fire her whole god dam department if they can’t work in the public interest . The EPA was infiltrated by preachy liberal losers and it is time they hit the road in their golf carts .

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Spurwing Plover

    |

    Dear Batty Betsy The Party is Over so just Get A Life cecuase Trump is going to bring back some Common Sense back to the goverment we hav’nt seen in many many moons

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Amber

    |

    The thing about Washington these days is there are leakers like Comey
    who come across as gossipy little weasels and people just tune them out after a while . All they really show is how gut less they are .
    The 30 year EPA lifer has done just fine porking out on the burgeoning EPA growth and undertow to the public interest .
    Were the eco- anarchist’s running the EPA 30 years ago ?
    Shut down coal , regulate puddles , armed EPA enforcers .
    Screw that .

    Reply

Leave a comment