Gina McCarthy celebrates the 43rd anniversary of the DDT ban with the number of eagles saved, and, of course, doesn’t mention of lives lost. From the Washington Examiner, Happy 4th: EPA touts 43-year-old DDT ban
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s gift to America on its birthday was to share an Earth Day video about how the EPA is committed to saving the bald eagle, one of the nation’s most cherished symbols of freedom.
In a tweet sent out Saturday, “Wishing everyone a happy 4th of July!” McCarthy posted a link to an April 22 YouTube video touting the EPA’s 43-year-old ban on DDT, a controversial pesticide that was attributed to decreasing numbers of bald eagles in the United States.
“DDT, a dangerous pesticide, once pushed the bald eagle to the brink of extinction,” read words appearing on the 30-second video, featuring the backdrop of a screeching bald eagle. “We helped change that. Because here at EPA, Earth Day is every day.”
No mention of the millions who died from malaria because of the ban that probably had little to do with the return of the bald eagle. Every day is Earth Day for the saviors of the planet?
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