Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Ethan Huff
Ever since taking the helm of the executive branch, President Trump has had a lot on his shoulders in terms of cleaning up the messes left by his predecessors. One of his main tasks, and one that millions of his supporters are counting on in fulfillment of his campaign promises, is to “drain the swamp” of our nation’s regulatory agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that have been filled to the brim with Monsanto hacks pushing the biotech and chemical agendas.
It’s not only the heads of many of these agencies that are a problem as far as their duplicitous allegiances, but also their everyday working scientists, some of whom are actually embedded moles covertly working towards something other than the good of the public. Recently unearthed court documents from a now-deceased former EPA scientist, for example, reveal quite plainly the level of corruption inside this particular federal agency, which has been deeply infiltrated by special interest goons working on behalf of private industry rather than the common man.
Her name was Marion Copley, and a letter she wrote to Monsanto “mole” Jess Rowland reveals the tension within this agency between those actually trying to do the right thing, and those merely trying to increase the bottom lines of their corporate sponsors. Rowland had apparently worked as head of EPA’s pesticide division, to which he was tasked with evaluating the safety of chemical pesticides and their effects on both people and the environment.
Based on the verbiage contained in Copley’s now-revealed letter to Rowland, it’s clear that Rowland had betrayed the terms of his position, which was to work on behalf of the interests of the American people. Copley had begged Rowland in this letter, the original PDF of which you can view for yourself, to stop pandering to Monsanto, and to instead focus on protecting the public as his job dictated.
“For once in your life, listen to me and don’t play your political conniving games with the science to favor the registrants,” Copley pleaded to Rowland, whose reports appear to have obstructed an EPA study that would have looked into the connection between Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide (Roundup) and cancer. “For once do the right thing and don’t make decisions based on how it affects your bonus.”
In the same letter, Rowland also accuses another EPA scientist, Anna Lowit – Lowit is still with the EPA – of pressuring other scientists beneath her to tweak scientific data in order to hide the truth about biotech and chemical dangers. Copley wrote in her letter that both Rowland and Lowit had “intimidated staff … to favor industry.”
These are strong words, but a sentiment reflecting the deep corruption within the EPA that President Trump and his administration have an obligation to properly investigate. Many are calling for a full inquiry into all financial ties between EPA scientists and Big Industry, including uncovering any and all evidence of bribery or coercion to falsify data in favor of mega-corporations like Monsanto. (RELATED: Discover more news about corporate-government corruption at Corruption.news.)
A full audit of not only the EPA but all other agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the only way to ensure that every last swamp creature is dredged out and replaced by folks who respect the Constitution and put the interests of everyday Americans over the dividends of corporate shareholders.
To contact the White House and express your thoughts on this important matter, visit the White House contact page, where you can send a quick email or call the Capitol switchboard.
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