Dept of Energy in Trump’s sights

“Sure sounds like the gravy train ride is over.”  – Willis Eschenbach


10 Dec 2016 – In an article entitled “The DOE vs. Ugly Reality”  Willis Eschenbach wrote:

Over at the Washington Post, Chris Mooney and the usual suspects are seriously alarmed by a memo sent out by the Transition Team at the Department of Energy. They describe it in breathless terms in an article entitled “Trump transition team for Energy Department seeks names of employees involved in climate meetings“.   The finest part was this quote from Michael Halpern:

Michael Halpern, deputy director of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Center for Science and Democracy, called the memo’s demand that Energy officials identify specific employees “alarming.”

“If the Trump administration is already singling out scientists for doing their jobs, the scientific community is right to be worried about what his administration will do in office. What’s next? Trump administration officials holding up lists of ‘known climatologists’ and urging the public to go after them?” Halpern asked.

Oh … you mean like say the Attorneys General of a bunch of states holding up their lists of known “denier” organizations and tacitly urging the public to go after them? You mean like government officials of a variety of stripes ranting about how “deniers” should be brought to trial or otherwise penalized? You mean like having sites like DeSmogBlog making ugly insinuations and false statements about every known opponent of the climate party line? You mean like Roger Pielke being hounded out of his job by the climate mob?

See the rest of this great article, including all 74 questions asked by the Trump team and Eschenbach’s pithy comments on those questions.
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/12/10/the-doe-vs-ugly-reality/

Thanks to Perry Debell for this link

Eschenbach ends his article thusly:

Well, it sure sounds like the gravy train ride is over, and the labs will be asked to justify their existence. I would not be surprised to see some closed and some merged.


8 thoughts on “Dept of Energy in Trump’s sights”

  1. Time will tell if the anticipation of how Trump will change the climate alarm industry actually happens.

    I’m not so sure much will change – we’ll just have to wait and see.

    Trump might not even make it to inauguration if the various arms of the US “public service” with all the guns have their way.

    If the actions of the CIA were occurring in a foreign country with that country’s intelligence agency actively subverting a political “friend” of the US I’m sure there would be talk about abuse of government in that country and that the US should intervene.

  2. I am overjoyed with the question and answer content of this article. I am in total agreement with the common good sense that seems to be surfacing in an arena where unchallenged consistent nefarious, outlandish expenditures have existed for too long. This news is more satisfying then opening gifts on Christmas day ever was. Except for maybe a few, very deserving critters. Can we import this into Canada? Accountability is needed here too.

    Linden

  3. “This feels like the first draft of an eventual political enemies list” ?

    “urging the public to go after them” ??

    Regarding the Department of Energy…

    Not “necessary” !

    NEW GOVERNMENT RISING FROM THE ASHES !!

    SO…

    “FIRE” ALL-OF-THEM !!

    THEN…

    NOW THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF INJUSTICE IS THROUGH ( THANK “GOD” ⬆ FOR THAT ONE!) “PUT” THE [ NEW ] DEPARTMENT OF “REAL” JUSTICE ON THEM ONCE THEIR TERMINATION IS COMPLETED AND [ PROSECUTE ] THEM TO-THE-FULLEST !!!

    Confiscate their “property”, completely “drain” their bank accounts, they “STOLE” THAT MONEY [ $$$ ] FROM THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS

    PUT THESE “LYING-SCUM” BEHIND BARS !!!!!

    Now don’t just “think” about it, DO IT !

    !

  4. As I am not a US citizen I’ll pass on the politics. That been said the summing up is spot on those are incisive questions and would indeed indicate that someone has done their homework.

    Will a Trump Presidency be addressing many of the other infrastructure problems with the same vim and vigor? Could get interesting.

  5. I wonder who, or the team members that came up with that list of questions. That should be a blueprint for all Feral goobernment agencies to weed out ‘fraud and abuse’.

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