Class Warfare Blog

July 3, 2013

EPA Changes Name to CPA

ProPublica has reported (July 3, 2013) that “When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into water contamination in a central Wyoming natural gas field last month, it shocked environmentalists and energy industry supporters alike.

“In 2011, the agency had issued a blockbuster draft report saying that the controversial practice of fracking was to blame for the pollution of an aquifer deep below the town of Pavillion, Wy. – the first time such a claim had been based on a scientific analysis.

“The study drew heated criticism over its methodology and awaited a peer review that promised to settle the dispute. Now the EPA will instead hand the study over to the state of Wyoming, whose research will be funded by EnCana, the very drilling company whose wells may have caused the contamination.”

In addition, the EPA has vacated its responsibilities on a broad front regarding fracking and in so doing has decided to change its name from the Environment Protection Agency to the Corporation Protection Agency.

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4 Comments »

  1. the EPA has vacated its responsibilities on a broad front …”

    As has happened in many of the oversight agencies we rely on to safeguard the public interests. This occurred on a grand scale under Bush/Cheney and is something we thought we’d see go away under Obama, but we are rapidly finding out that corporate wealth has dug itself in deeply within the broad government agencies that are supposed to be our watchdog rather than a corporate lap dog.

    Comment by lbwoodgate — July 3, 2013 @ 11:41 am | Reply

    • Well, it isn’t as if we need some deity to “show us a sign.” What is happening is brutally obvious.

      On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Class Warfare Blog

      Comment by stephenpruis — July 3, 2013 @ 12:45 pm | Reply

  2. Shit. And this is happening under a Democratic Admin? Shit.

    Comment by john zande — July 3, 2013 @ 12:17 pm | Reply

    • Yeah, sucks it does.

      On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Class Warfare Blog

      Comment by stephenpruis — July 3, 2013 @ 12:44 pm | Reply


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