According to The Daily Caller News Foundation, the EPA’s career staff working at the vehicle testing lab admitted to working with the lobbyist of a company opposed to the Trump administration’s agenda.
Is there any part of our huge government that isn’t corrupted? The traitors in the EPA is as bad as the ones in the DOJ.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 24, 2018
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) career staff working at the vehicle testing lab admitted to working with the lobbyist of a company opposed to the Trump administration’s agenda, according to a letter obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The letter from EPA to lawmakers on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology over alleged collusion between career staff in Michigan and auto industry lobbyists to undermine efforts to repeal Obama-era regulations on gliders — trucks with refurbished engines installed into new chasses.
Volvo “expressed a willingness to assist with EPA’s acquisition of a glider vehicle for testing through its dealership network,” reads the letter. Volvo arranged for two glider trucks to be delivered to EPA, which were tested in late 2017.
However, officials told EPA Assistant Administrator Bill Wehrum the study was conducted “independent of any outside stakeholder input,” adding that “while Volvo did provide unsolicited views on the EPA test program, EPA staff directed and carried out the test program independent from Volvo.”
Wehrum signed the letter, sent to House lawmakers investigating the matter on Thursday, but the assistant administrator hedged a bit. Wehrum wrote he “consulted with relevant staff in preparing this response.” In other words, don’t blame him if the information isn’t accurate.
The letter was first obtained by New York Times reporter Eric Lipton, whose been covering the glider kit issue for some time. The Obama administration limited the sale of glider trucks, crippling the industry. More
Downsize and decentralize the US government. Now that would be a good start toward draining the swamp.
— Stanch 24/7 (@Stanch247) August 24, 2018
— Jerry Todd (@stablevortex) August 24, 2018
REAL COLLUSION: EPA career staff admitted to working with the lobbyist of a company opposed to the Trump administration’s agenda. https://t.co/GcQYTDguZu
— Chicago News Bench™ (@ChiNewsBench) August 24, 2018
EPA career staff admitted Volvo lobbyist helped them procure trucks for emissions testing –
That test was then later held up by Volvo to oppose the Trump admin’s plan to roll back Obama-era rules.https://t.co/3z4SUBhJM1
— Tom T. ن ™ 🇺🇸 🇦🇼 (@VRWCTexan) August 24, 2018
Trump, clean this swamp. https://t.co/Iwsr4UhdN7
— Roald C. Harr (@roaldc48) August 24, 2018
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