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EPA Chief “Celebrates” Earth Day with Five City Jet-Setting Tour

EPA celebrates Earth Day with five-city jet tour
(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Rather ironic to send a public official to five different cities by spewing forth jet exhaust all over the East Coast.

  To commemorate the day when we’re supposed to be environmentally aware, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to send Administrator  Gina McCarthy to Boston, New York, Cleveland, Atlanta and Memphis.

According to,  a group called the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) took shots at the tour, and called into question some of the activities.  According to EPA officials, the head of the agency was going to be showcasing efforts to cut carbon pollution across these cities.  However, apparently calling attention to the environment includes joining Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in throwing out the 1st pitch at Fenway Park for the Red Sox – Yankees game.

Jeff Ruch, Executive Director of the PEER group said about the trip:

“Frenetically jetting around the country appears to undercut [the] EPA’s message to ordinary Americans that they should conserve, consume less and reduce transportation pollution.”

He went on to say the EPA Administrator is hardly a public figure who would “galvanize” the public into taking action to improve the environment.    Ouch!



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