There has been no shortage of consternation from the left over President-elect Trump’s Cabinet nominations and staff appointments to date, but there isn’t even anyone proposed for the Dept. of Energy yet and a general panic is already in progress.
President-elect Donald Trump’s Energy Department transition team sent the agency a memo this week asking for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers, alarming employees and advisors.
The memo sent to the Energy Department on Tuesday and seen by Reuters on Friday, contains 74 questions including a request for a list of all department employees and contractors who attended the annual global climate talks hosted by the United Nations within the last five years.
It asked for a list of all department employees or contractors who have attended any meetings on the social cost of carbon, a measurement that federal agencies use to weigh the costs and benefits of new energy and environment regulations. It also asked for all publications written by employees at the department’s 17 national laboratories for the past three years.
“This feels like the first draft of an eventual political enemies list,” said a Department of Energy employee, who asked not to be identified because he feared a reprisal by the Trump transition team.
“When Donald Trump said he wanted to drain the swamp it apparently was just to make room for witch hunts and it’s starting here at the DOE and our 17 national labs,” the employee said.
A witch hunt!
While Obamacare and the foreign policy disasters of the last eight years have gotten most of the headlines, the green ideologue president has been using his power to appoint to bloat several agencies and advance his climate hysteria agenda. EPA, DoE and even NASA are now polluted (pun intended) with people who can say things like “the social cost of carbon” with a straight face.
These people aren’t just motivated by the perpetuating the green scam for fun and profit, they are also bureaucrats who just want to remain part of the taxpayer-funded fat that the government is never motivated to lose on its own.
Trump hasn’t even ordered them to go on a diet yet, he’s just trying to identify trouble spots. That they’re freaking out like this is an indicator that a lot of them know they’re part of the fat.
Green, expensive fat that needs trimming.