Denise Goldberg's blog

Friday, March 31, 2017

news release oops

I hate what the president and the head of the EPA are doing to climate change rules.

On the other hand, I love the news release that was initially sent out yesterday.

"With this Executive Order, President Trump has chosen to recklessly bury his head in the sand," read a statement in the release attributed to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

"Today’s executive order calls into question America’s credibility and our commitment to tackling the greatest environmental challenge of our lifetime," it read. "With the world watching, President Trump and Administrator Pruitt have chosen to shirk our responsibility, disregard clear science and undo the significant progress our country has made to ensure we leave a better, more sustainable planet for generations to come."


Indeed, the statement actually came not from Capito but from Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., the top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee, who blasted Trump’s executive order on Tuesday.

An honest mistake, or a deliberate act of sabotage from a rogue operator in the EPA press office?

from the Boston Globe article:
EPA tries to praise Trump, ends up criticizing him instead

Hmm... it looks like there are two issues in one: a quote slamming the presidents action (that it appears the EPA did not mean to release), and attribution of the quote to the wrong senator. Thank you Senator Carper, well stated!