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    Exclamation Critics of Obama's Cap and Trade told by EPA shut up

    EPA Employees Silenced for Criticizing Cap and Trade
    by William La Jeunesse
    , FOXNews.com
    EPA Employees Silenced for Criticizing Cap and Trade - FOXNews.com
    When Zabel and Williams released a video on the Internet expressing their concerns over the Obama administrationís plans to use a cap and trade program to fight climate change, they were told to keep it to themselves.


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    Laurie Williams and husband Alan Zabel worked as lawyers for the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, in its San Francisco office for more than 20 years, and they know more about climate change than most politicians. But when the couple released a video on the Internet expressing their concerns over the Obama administrationís plans to use cap-and-trade legislation to fight climate change, they were told to keep it to themselves.

    Williams and Zabel oppose cap and trade -- a controversial government allowance program in which companies are issued emissions limits, or caps, which they can then trade -- as a means to fight climate change.

    On their own time, Williams and Zabel made a video expressing these opinions.

    VIDEO: EPA Employees Speak Out Against Cap and Trade

    "Cap-and-trade with offsets provides a false sense of progress and puts money in the pockets of investors," Zabel said in the video. "We think that these restrictions might not be constitutional," he said.

    Their bosses in San Francisco approved the effort by Williams and Zabel to release the tape, but after an editorial they wrote appeared in the Washington Post, EPA Director Lisa Jackson ordered the pair to remove the video or face disciplinary action.

    Specifically, the administration's chief environmental official did not want Williams or Zabel mentioning their four decades with the EPA -- time spent studying cap and trade.

    "The people who understand the problems with the cap and trade with offsets bill are not being heard," Williams told Fox News.

    The EPA issued a statement saying it welcomes free expression provided employees adhere to ethics rules. The agency reportedly doesn't object to the content of the video but requires Williams and Zabel to make it clearer that they are speaking for themselves and not the EPA.

    But some Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want an investigation into what Ė if any -- regulations Zabel and Williams violated.

    Critics argue the action contradicts the president's support for open government.

    "It's censorship," Jeff Ruch, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told Fox News.

    "If the Obama administration believes in transparency it is precisely in these cases they need to prove it."
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    and this is all in "the land of the free", are we free anymore?
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
    and this is all in "the land of the free", are we free anymore?
    Um, nope.

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    The Oboma Administation does want opposition to there vision for America, even if that opposition is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
    and this is all in "the land of the free", are we free anymore?
    As far as a majority of the sheeple goes I am not even sure it is the "home of the brave" anymore.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    As far as a majority of the sheeple goes I am not even sure it is the "home of the brave" anymore.
    Sad isn't it. I do not question any of our Active duty Armed Forces or LEOs that have to go it alone in dangerous situations. But I was so angry at a pair of women not long ago who were upset the government was cutting their "Welfare". There were others that we were listening to in an elevator near a Detroit Casino on the way to a Wings Game, where the Women were bartering their food stamp card monies for cash to gamble with. Cowards... A School board in PRMA not allowing Red or Green Chrstmas Paper because it may upset somebody, Cowards.... Sad isn't it.
    Semper Fi

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdcleanfun View Post
    Um, nope.
    LIVE FREE OR DIE - What ever it takes!
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. - Ronald Reagan

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