Good News: EPA’s “CIA” Employee Helped Write Regulations

I’ve been trying to remember this story all day, having messed up in saving it to Pocket. I had the wrong ID saved in Feedly. Fortunately, a perusal of Ace’s spot brings the memory back. Not quite the same article, close enough

(Daily Caller) A report by Senate Republicans contends that the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory “playbook” was written by known agency fraudster John Beale, who put into place major air quality regulations that set the stage for “the exponential growth of the agency’s power over the American economy.”

According to Republican senators, Beale used “Machiavellian” tactics to change the role of the EPA from protecting the environment to pushing an ideological political agenda aimed at expanding agency control over the economy.

Beale was sentenced last year to 32 months in prison for stealing nearly $900,000 from taxpayers after years of posing as a CIA operative and abusing his privileges as an EPA senior staff member. The incident has raised questions about the ability of the EPA to stop fraud, as well as the qualifications of agency employees.

A thief, a liar, a conman, hey, the perfect guy for today’s EPA.

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4 Responses to “Good News: EPA’s “CIA” Employee Helped Write Regulations”

  1. Jeffery says:

    “A thief, a liar, a conman, hey, the perfect guy for today’s EPA.”

    If the report is true (and it comes from the Republicans, so…) it’s good that Beale is going to prison. This guy had been in the EPA since 1988, in the George H.W. Bush presidency and cheated the gov’t through the Clinton and Bush II terms. Fortunately, he was caught during the Obama years.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    And of course Jeffery leaves out the part from the cited article because he would rather take a shot at conservatives and support his messiah than deal with unpleasant facts:

    President Bill Clinton backed Beale’s NAAQS rule in 1997, effectively shielding Beale from criticism, according to senators. Beale seized on this and began to perpetuate lies about his employment at the CIA along with other falsehoods that allowed him to steal from taxpayers.

    “Beale masterminded a whole new way for EPA to — as he said — ‘modify the DNA of the capitalist system‘ and ram regulations through the normal checks and balances to achieve an end, regardless of their costs to Americans or the rule of law,” said Tom Pyle, president of the Institute for Energy Research.

    While there are those of us who are concerned with the regulations that Beale made to “alter the DNA of capitalism,” AND Beale being a “thief, a liar, a conman,” Jeffery doesn’t want to address the regulations because he agrees with the regs Beale came up with as well as Beale’s stated goals.

    In other words, Jeffery was fine with what the “thief, a liar, a conman” when it came to the EPA and the economy, but claiming to be a CIA agent, well, that is unacceptable.

    Oh, and by the way Jeffery, Al Gore and you are still hypocrites in the AGW debate and your unwillingness of you, Gore and people of your ilk to change your lifestyle shows that your talk about AGW is bluster and that you don’t actually believe what you type.

    Actions speak louder than words Jeffery.

  3. Trish Mac says:

    Bravo Git, bravo!

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