EPA Facts placed an ad today in USA Today, with a daily circulation of 2 million, showcasing the employee misconduct and lack of oversight at the EPA. It reads, “The Environmental Protection Agency Is A Joke,” then lists three of the most startling examples of recent employee misconduct at the agency before concluding: “But There’s Nothing Funny About It.”

The three instances listed are:

  • The career EPA official who has confessed to spending two to six hours a day surfing porn at work – while collecting $120,000 annually.
  • The EPA employee who has been working from home for the last 20 years, but stopped working five years ago while still getting a paid by the EPA – to the tune of $600,000.
  • The ex-EPA top level official John Beale who was paid nearly $1 million by the EPA while claiming that he was a secret CIA agent to get out of actually showing up for work.

We have detailed the seemingly endless string of EPA employees, many of whom are top or career officials, who have been negligent on the job. While their conduct is worrisome, the EPA’s lack of oversight is more so. How can we trust this agency to make billion dollar decisions that greatly affect our environment, economy, and standard of living if it can’t even keep a handle on its own employees?

Our ad hopes to bring greater attention to these abuses and the bungling at the EPA writ large.