Under the previous regime, Obama’s EPA had the run of the farm, so to speak. They were unfettered in what they could dictate to America in anything remotely to do with the environment. That was not enough for them. They did not play the game by the rules. Not even close. When they wanted something done, they went after it. The outcome justified the means, apparently. Now they have been exposed for their unlawful activities and behavior. Here is the latest that they were caught doing.
As Written By Chris White for the Daily Caller:
Former President Barack Obama’s EPA used a social media platform to secretly promote the agency’s policies in violation of federal law, according to a conservative watchdog group in Washington, D.C.
Judicial Watch obtained 900 pages of documents Monday showing the EPA used social media to lobby support for the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The agency used Thunderclap, a platform that shares messages across Facebook and Twitter, to recruit outside groups to generate support for various environmental policies.
Federal law prohibits agencies from engaging in propaganda. It also forbids agencies from using federal resources to conduct grassroots campaigns that prod U.S. citizens into browbeating lawmakers to act on pending legislation.
“I don’t want it to look like EPA used our own social media accounts to reach our support goal,” former EPA Director of Web Communications Jessica Orquina wrote in an email in 2014 to Karen Wirth, an EPA team leader in the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
Judicial Watch obtained the email records through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit after the EPA failed to respond to a FOIA request in May.
The covert campaign began when Travis Loop, the EPA’s director of……
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