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“EPA Announces New Initiative To Conserve Whatever’s Left”

Given some of the questionable choices of the EPA lately, like lifting BP's drilling ban, it only seems right to start off the week with The Onion's alternative reality that never seems that far off. In this article, the EPA has devoted $70 million for saving the few remaining trees, animals, or whatever else is still around in a "Save What We Can" campaign.

​To wit:

​“By working together with scientists, lawmakers, and various conservation groups, we hope to preserve those ecosystems and forms of wildlife that have actually managed to hang in there for this long,” said EPA administrator Gina McCarthy …

“Basically, whichever organisms are living right now, we’re going try to keep them alive,” she continued. “If that’s still a possibility.”
 

Additionally, the agency affirmed its commitment to deploying its personnel nationwide to do “whatever can be done at this point” to safeguard areas that may still contain clean air, clean water, and land that’s not completely covered in refuse and filth …

“Of course, that’s only until our funding is cut even further,” McCarthy added. “Then, you know, the environment’s pretty much on its own.”

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