[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Congressional leaders refuse to budge on shutdown's first day, but negotiations continue

Some African Countries Are Excrement Holes, So Is Haiti

Can Cannabis Oil Really Treat Seizures?

Britons in Jamaica's Montego Bay urged to stay in resorts

Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, coroner and family say [opioids, fetanyl]

Fact Check: Is the 'FBI Investigating Whether Russian Went to NRA to Help Trump'?

Reversing the Damage Done by Chairman Barack

Republican Congressman Admits Drug War HELPS Cartels, Slams Weed ‘Witch Hunt’

Elizabeth Warren’s Native American problem goes beyond politics

In 2018 The US Government Will Spend Nearly $2 Billion a Day on War

Question Concerning Government Shutdown

Neighbor accused of breaking Rand Paul’s ribs will plead guilty to felony assault (on a member of congress, resulting in personal injury)

The rise of the cannabis cult: don’t believe the hype about medical marijuana Health ..

Happiness

Tim Ogle: This Guy’s Device Got 100 Miles Per Gallon – Then He Had An Attempt On His Life & Later Mysteriously Died

Real Federalists Need to Step Up to Fight Jeff Sessions' War on Weed

Government-Approved Workouts? The Fight Against Fitness Licensing.

Tennessee's Haircut Cops Bust Barbers Who Lack High School Diplomas

Dashcam Recording Instantly Undercuts Officers' Concocted Reason For A Traffic Stop

Medical Marijuana Isn’t a Miracle Drug

'Shoot black kids' smoking weed, police chief advises recruit

Putin's Master Plan to Install a Pawn In the White House Who Would Greatly Amp Up Energy Production and Thereby Decimate the Russian Oil-Based Economy Is Nearly Complete

Gas tax should rise 25 cents to fund road repair: US Chamber of Commerce (Communists)

Police Say It’s Unconstitutional to Mandate Drug Tests on Officers

Police Track Down People Who Made “Offensive” Facebook Comments About Islam

Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

How To Trump The Media: Avoid Conservatives’ Biggest Mistake

Porn star Stormy Daniels described affair with Donald Trump in 2011 magazine interview

California AG Will Prosecute Employers For Helping Federal Immigration Officials

How the US Became a Warmonger Police State

Cop Tasers Innocent Dad in the Back for Rescuing His Pets in House Fire—Taxpayers Held Liable

Man Who Offered Reward For Information On The Murder Of Seth Rich Violently Attacked

Thou Shall Not Pass . . .

Italy: Somalian Storms Delivery Room and Attempts to Rape Woman in Labour

Ex-CIA Officer Suspected Of Helping China Assassinate US Informants Arrested At JFK

“New” Trump Admin Policy On Syria Is The Same As Obama’s . . . And Hillary Clinton’s

California 'Neck Stabber' Was Illegal Alien, Deported Seven Times

Jeff Sessions’s War On Pot Goes To Court, Attorney General Will Fight 12-Year-Old With Epilepsy

Dick Durbin Attacks The President Over “Chain Migration”!

Marijuana Advisor To Sessions Wants To Drug Test Everyone

Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post: Import Foreign Workers to Replace Spoiled Americans

Tennessee Deputy Who Suffered Panic Attack After Firing At Unarmed Man Had Track Record of Lying and Incompetence at Previous Police Department

Data: Foreign-Born Workers Overwhelmingly Outnumber Americans in Silicon Valley Jobs

The Dow's 31% gain during Trump's first year is the best since FDR

Mortal Again: Christie Blocked at VIP Entrance to Newark Airport

Trump Lawyer Used Private Company, Pseudonyms to Pay Porn Star ‘Stormy Daniels’

Why you should care about the warrantless surveillance bill on its way to Trump’s desk

Trump to ban Haitian immigrants after alleged ‘shithole’ slur

The Victorious Attitude

DeVos casually announces funeral for Common Core


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

Economy
See other Economy Articles

Title: Success: EPA set to reduce staff 50% in Trump's first term
Source: Washington Examiner
URL Source: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/s ... mps-first-term/article/2645362
Published: Jan 9, 2018
Author: Paul Bedard
Post Date: 2018-01-10 03:05:17 by Tooconservative
Keywords: None
Views: 52
Comments: 3

The Environmental Protection Agency, seen by President Trump as a bloated bureaucratic whale, is on schedule to fulfill his promise to reduce its staff nearly in half by the end of his first term mostly through retirements, not cuts, according to officials.

The EPA Tuesday provided to Secrets its first year staff results which show that the agency is below levels not seen since former President Reagan’s administration.

And if just those slated to retire by early 2021 leave, Administrator Scott Pruitt and his team will have reduced a staff of nearly 15,000, to below 8,000, or a reduction of 47 percent.

“We’re proud to report that we’re reducing the size of government, protecting taxpayer dollars and staying true to our core mission of protecting the environment,” Pruitt said in a statement to Secrets.

Several agencies have succeeded in making some cuts, but EPA is taking a lead.

The numbers:

  • As of January 3, 2018, the EPA has 14,162 employees.
  • The last time EPA was at an actual employment level of 14,440 was in fiscal year 1988 when Reagan was president.
  • 23 percent of EPA employees can retire with full benefits and another 4 percent can retire at the end of 2018.
  • Additionally, another 20 percent of EPA employees will be eligible for retirement in the next five years.
  • Taken together, 47 percent of the EPA will be eligible to retire with full benefits in the next 5 years.

Said an EPA official, “We're happy to be at Reagan-level employment numbers and the future retirements shows a preview of how low we could get during this administration. It would be fair to say anywhere from 25 to 47 percent of EPA could retire during this administration.”

Pruitt has used buyouts to spur some of the changes and attractive retirement benefits have also led many to leave the agency. He also instituted a hiring freeze.

Under Pruitt, the agency has gone the “back to basics” of protecting the environment while shucking former President Obama’s political agenda focused heavily on climate change.


Poster Comment:

A follow-up to my recent thread.

LF: Trump Issued 400% Fewer Major Regulations Than Obama Did In His Final Year

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Tooconservative (#0)

The thing about the EPA is that I do support strong environmental regulation. I remember when Lake Erie was practically dead and you couldn't swim in it, and when you couldn't eat the fish out of much of Lake Michigan. Now that has all changed, and it has not changed out of the voluntary goodness of corporate hearts, but because of the Clean Air and Clean Water acts.

I don't want to see any retrograde on those things at all.

But I don't think that Global Warning is real, and the notion of making Carbon Dioxide a pollutant is, to my eyes, nothing more than a naked power grab.

So, I want to see the EPA alive and active, but not pursuing the Global Warming chimera.

Unfortunately, what the two parties give me a choice between is "Environmentalism is wacko" ) (no, it isn't), and "All liberty must be sacrificed to prevent the planet from becoming a boiling hell" (not true).

I think Trump will make the right call, but that's more of a hope than anything else. I do agree with all of his steps so far to open up energy production.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-01-10   6:49:55 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Vicomte13 (#1)

We certainly see that Trump and Pruitt are very serious about deregulation, now and well into the future.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-01-10   14:46:29 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Tooconservative (#0) (Edited)

A good start; I hope they get serious about really cutting it, though.
The air is clean enough. The water is clean enough. Time to declare victory, shut it down and go home.
And none of this retirement crap to suck on the taxpayer for the rest of their useless lives. Cut the budget to zero and let them decide what to do with their days.
F'em; useless parasites.

Hank Rearden  posted on  2018-01-10   18:02:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com