Trump Appointee Removes Half the Scientists on Key EPA Board: CNN has learned that Trump Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has dismissed half the scientists who serve on a science review board that plays a crucial role in all the work the EPA does. In their place, Pruitt has decided to appoint a panel of televangelists in line with the Administration’s belief that the most pressing issue we’ll be facing environmentally over the next period will not be unproven liberal hoaxes like global warming, but plagues of locusts – and who could be more qualified than a bunch of TV pastors to call the shots on a locust plague?
Mexico Announces Largest Meth Seizure Ever: Mexican authorities announced their largest methamphetamine seizure ever – 15 tons, found in pure powder form – at a ranch outside Guadalajara. Mexican officials warn that if that much meth ever got into society, it could spell the end of the siesta as we know it.
Rome May Pave Historic Cobblestone So Women Can Wear Heels: Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno announced a plan to repave many of Rome’s iconic cobblestone streets in order to make it easier for women wearing high heels. In related news, polls say Alemanno is expected to be a “shoe-in” for reelection this year.
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