McHenry brags about slashing the budget of the EPA:
"Additionally the funding legislation passed Thursday includes a number of important changes including cuts to EPA funding and staffing, cuts that will drop the agency to levels last seen in the 1980s."
That’s quite an accomplishment McHenry is touting, reducing the funding for the agency that protects our water and air and land to the level it was funded 30 years ago. It will be hard to count on the EPA to do its job as a “partner” in cracking down on coal ash pollution if folks like Rep. McHenry keep crusading to make it unable to do its job. Unless of course that was the plan all along.
Massive cuts to DENR, followed by Congressional whittling of the EPA, are most definitely part of the long-term plans of the Koch Bothers' puppets in the Republican Party. And when it's all said and done, we won't even know just how bad we've been poisoned.