The Environmental Protection Agency gave private information on about 80,000 farmers to a few environmental organizations, but don’t worry, they asked for it back:
According to a document obtained by FoxNews.com, the EPA said “some of the personal information that could have been protected … was released.” Though the EPA has already sent out the documents, the agency now says it has since redacted sensitive details and asked the environmental groups to “return the information.”
Sen. John Thune was not impressed:
“It is inexcusable for the EPA to release the personal information of American families and then call for it back, knowing full well that the erroneously released information will never be fully returned,” he said in a statement to FoxNews.com. “While EPA acknowledging that it erred is a first step, more must be done to protect the personal information of our farmers and ranchers now and in the future. I will continue to demand answers from the EPA on how this information was collected and why it is still being distributed to extreme environmental groups to the detriment of our farm and ranch families.”
So who received the data?
Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm based in the United States that specializes in cases protecting natural resources, safeguarding public health, and promoting clean energy.
An eco-Marxist law firm. Perfect.
What could be worse than that?
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a New York City-based, non-profit, non-partisan international environmental advocacy group, with offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Beijing. Founded in 1970, NRDC today has 1.4 million members and online activists nationwide and a staff of more than 400 lawyers, scientists and other policy experts.
More than 400 lawyers…
Oh, and these guys:
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), founded in 1948. With over US$5 billion in assets, its stated mission is to serve the public interest by “improving public policy, informing the public, and stimulating civic life”.
So, basically, the EPA gave all this information to hundreds of environmentalist lawyers and an organization with near limitless funding…
But no worries. After all, the EPA asked for the data back.
Now, let’s talk about that national gun registry…