Quigley Changes Story, “Reactivating” Enviro Justice Office at DEP

riffingIn a sit-down in September with the editors of the Washington Observer-Reporter (near Pittsburgh), the PennFuture Secretary of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection, John Quigley, was reported to have said the following: “He [Quigley] is proposing to create an office of environmental justice within the department and hire “the right individual” to advise him on policy” (see PA DEP Sec. Quigley Wants to Create “Environmental Justice” Office). A sharp MDN reader pointed out to us that such an office already exists inside the DEP (see Quigley Faux Pas: DEP Already has Office of Environmental Justice). Oops. Time to engage in some CYA and cover up that embarrassing error. It’s the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to the rescue! The Post-Gazette, cooperating with Quigley to try and repair his already-fading reputation, is reporting Quigley knew that the Office of Environmental Justice existed and is “reactivating” the office which had become “moribund” under former Gov. Tom Corbett because, well, because Corbett just hates poor people and libs like Quigley just love poor people. That’s the gist of the article…

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