Monday, February 20, the United States of America celebrated what is widely known as President’s Day, one of what are now, with the addition of Juneteenth, eleven federal national holidays. Legally, though, the holiday is named “Washington’s Birthday,” as clearly specified in section 6103(a) of Title 5 of the United States Code. That law does,… Continue reading Timothy’s Tragic Tale of a Terrible Toxic Trainwreck in Trumpland
My two-thirty PM consultation appointment on Friday was with Dr. Arbre Étreinte Birkenstock, Division Director, United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air and Radiation. Despite the autumn equinox on Thursday, the weather remained as warm and humid as summer here in Washington DC, and she arrived at my office wearing a sundress, sandals, and… Continue reading Cows to Governor Brown: Who Smelt It, Dealt It, Jerry!
Last Tuesday morning, I was visited by Dr. Singe Saleté, Federal Policy Consultant to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. “I’ve been waiting nearly a week for an opening in your schedule,” she complained as she seated herself in the chair immediately in front of my desk. “It appears you are a very difficult person… Continue reading Visiting Michigan? Don’t Drink the Water
This morning, my ten-thirty AM consultation was with an economist from the USDA. We spent about an hour and ten minutes discussing the ramifications of the Renewable Fuel Standard and its impacts on the corn market. Manufacturing fuel ethanol from corn was a stupid idea when it got started during the Carter administration, of course,… Continue reading Sage Grouse Brouhaha Spells a Recipe for Success
Friday morning at nine, I was visited by Dr. Lura Tradkrammer, Division Director, Office of Water, US Environmental Protection Agency. My clients don’t come more agitated and anxious than she was. I could feel the tension and apprehension exuding from her as she forthrightly positioned herself in the chair directly in front of my desk.… Continue reading Colorado is Reminded that There’s Heavy Metals in Them Thar Hills