July 9, 2016

BETTER CALL SAUL! GOP Lawmaker Pushes Bill BANNING EPA Officials From Airline Travel:

The amendment is likely an effort to get EPA officials to practice what they preach. Republicans have criticized top EPA officials for logging thousands of air travel miles while issuing regulations on how much carbon dioxide can be emitted by power plants, cars and other sources.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and the head of EPA’s clean air office Janet McCabe both said they travel home from Washington, D.C. on weekends to visit their families. McCarthy regularly goes to Boston, Massachusetts, and McCabe heads out to Indianapolis, Indiana on weekends.

McCabe has also spent a lot of time travelling around the country promoting the agency’s so-called Clean Power Plan — a set of rules aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith has sent two letters to EPA in the last few months, asking about McCabe’s travel.

“In light of President Obama’s 2015 Executive Order, as well as McCabe’s role as the EPA’s chief proponent of the Clean Power Plan, McCabe’s routine travel raises significant questions as to her commitment toward furthering the reduction of carbon emissions that she promotes in her official capacity on the taxpayer’s dime,” Smith wrote.

In 2014, the EPA released a photo album titled “A Day In The Life of the EPA Administrator” that shows what McCarthy does on a typical day, including the fact that she flies home nearly every weekend to spend time with her family.

As Obama and Hillary’s mentor would say, “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules…You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.”

(Found via Kate at Small Dead Animals, who likes to say “Not Showing Up To Riot Is A Failed Conservative Policy.”)

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