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Thursday, October 12

And The Beat Goes On . . .

Put this in the "fox guarding the chickencoop" category:

The new nominee to head EPA Region 10 is a former executive of Dow Chemical with longstanding ties to the pesticide lobby. The nominee, Elin Miller, "worked as an executive at Dow Chemical from 1996 to 2004, overseeing public affairs and the global pest-management and Asia Pacific operations, according to an EPA news release. Miller most recently served as president of the North American arm of Arysta LifeScience, a Tokyo-based pesticide maker."

The mouthpiece for EPA sez this is okay because she doesn't make policy. Um, no, she doesn't. But she does decide whether and how to enforce policy in her region.

I guess should not be a surprise, coming as it does from a (mal)administration that allows oil companies to write energy policy, credit card companies to write bankruptcy bills, and pharmaceutical companies to write drug benefit plans.

I'm so sick of these fucking people I could scream.

Hat tip to reader Don Viti, from his blog, De la Where.

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