EPA has agency ‘museum’ where it commemorates pre-Trump past

EPA has agency ‘museum’ where it commemorates pre-Trump past

[Ed. – Apparently funded by the taxpayers?]

[T]he repurposed office space next to the EPA’s credit union — which retains its gray carpeting, lime-colored walls and drop ceiling — is less museum than time machine, taking the visitor back to Nov. 8, 2016. …

[T]he only sign of the Trump administration is a framed photo of Andrew Wheeler, who became EPA head after Pruitt resigned … The photo was placed inconspicuously next to an ATM, which is not a museum exhibit but an apparent spillover from the employee credit union next door.


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The museum was opened by EPA administrator Gina McCarthy at the end of the Obama administration. The desire to start the museum “came from the career employees of the EPA,” says former EPA acting deputy administrator Stan Meiburg. Meiburg says that EPA staffers “chafed” at the fact that other federal agencies, including the Departments of Interior and Agriculture, had museums of their own.

“EPA had nothing — not at all,” Meiburg says. “And that just didn’t seem right.”

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