|Would be the perfect organization if it only had fewer smart people.|
The Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed at least five members of a major scientific review board, the latest signal of what critics call a campaign by the Trump administration to shrink the agency’s regulatory reach by reducing the role of academic research.
A spokesman for the E.P.A. administrator, Scott Pruitt, said he would consider replacing the academic scientists with representatives from industries whose pollution the agency is supposed to regulate, as part of the wide net it plans to cast. “The administrator believes we should have people on this board who understand the impact of regulations on the regulated community,” said the spokesman, J. P. Freire.
Gee, what a great idea.
Perhaps next they should have known terrorists advising Homeland Security on how to keep this country safe.
Or perhaps we should make sure that there are criminals seated on every jury to ensure that the individual on trial is being adequately represented.
And while we are at it perhaps we should allow folks who have colluded with foreign governments to undermine our democracy to be seated in the president's admini.....oh....that's right.
Well then, I guess a precedent has been set.