Trump appointee steps down at EPA: Not ‘in a position to achieve much anymore’

Trump appointee steps down at EPA: Not ‘in a position to achieve much anymore’
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[Ed. – It’s a good thing we know how to fortify our minds against relentlessly bad news.]

David Schnare, an outspoken climate change doubter who was a frequent adversary of the EPA during the Obama administration, told colleagues in a Wednesday email that he has “been honored to have had the opportunity to serve the Trump administration, but I have completed as much as I am able.”

He told The Hill on Thursday that a number of factors led to his resignation, including that some agency employees want to undermine President Trump’s agenda.

“I wasn’t forced out, and it wasn’t in a tiff,” he said. “I just wasn’t in a position to achieve much anymore.”

Schnare said the vast majority of career staff at the EPA, where he previously worked for decades, are dedicated public servants, but there are a small handful “who were definitely were antagonistic” to Trump and Administrator Scott Pruitt.

“They’re here for some other reason. They’re here for a cause,” he said.

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