The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) paid out nearly $500,000 in unauthorized bonuses, according to a report released by the EPA
An Inspector General (IG) investigation found that 11 EPA employees
received $481,819 in unauthorized retention bonuses between 2006 and
2013. The bonuses are meant to incentivize employees who receive other
One EPA employee received $77,204 in unauthorized pay over five
years, even though he had only been approved for a one-year retention
Another employee received incentive pay for four years totaling
nearly $105,000, even though the bonus should have been terminated in
2009 because he was promoted.
I'd imagine the EPA is just fine with this "Screw African peasants wanting power!" attitude:
But it is as an Africanist, rather than a
statistician, that I object most strongly to "climate justice." Where is
the justice for Africans when universities divest from energy companies
and thus weaken their ability to explore for resources in Africa? Where
is the justice when the U.S. discourages World Bank funding for
electricity-generation projects in Africa that involve fossil fuels, and
when the European Union places a "global warming" tax on cargo flights
importing perishable African goods? Even if the wildest claims about the
current impact of fossil fuels on the environment and the models
predicting the future impact all prove true and accurate, Africa should
be exempted from global restraints as it seeks to modernize.
15% of the world's people, Africa produces less than 5% of
carbon-dioxide emissions. With 4% of global population, America produces
25% of these emissions. In other words, each American accounts for 20
times the emissions of each African. We are not rationing our
electricity. Why should Africa, which needs electricity for the sort of
income-producing enterprises and infrastructure that help improve life
Because the AGW clowns would rather they die younger and live worse than- gasp!- have electricity for better lives.
More wonders from the Brit NHS that we're supposed to envy and want to copy:
It found failings in 83 per cent of cases with “major avoidable factors” in 66
per cent of them. Nine out of 10 of the deaths of children could potentially
have been avoided, the review concluded.
Too many GPs were prescribing patients with the wrong medication in an attempt to keep down costs, giving sufferers only the blue “reliever” inhalers but
not the brown “preventive” inhalers, which contain low doses of steroids and
are prescribed to stop attacks.