The Anti-Cap and Trade Video That Embarrassed the EPA

Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel are lawyers in the Environmental Protection Agency’s San Francisco office. They are also married to each other. Williams and Zabel are Global Warming “true believers”. They’ve done the research, and they think the Waxman-Markey-Boxer-Kerry Cap and Trade scheme is a very bad idea.

So they wrote a position paper for the website www.carbonfees.org. They wrote an editorial that was published in The Washington Post.

And they made the following video:

Their conclusion — that what we need is a big old tax on fossil fuels with energy rebates back to folks to help them buy more renewable energy — is harebrained, but on the way there they make a good case that the Cap and Trade offsets are just an invitation for hustlers to game the system.

According to The New York Times:

The Environmental Protection Agency has directed two of its lawyers to makes changes to a YouTube video they posted that is critical of the Obama administration’s climate change policy.

The agency, citing federal policies, told the two lawyers… that they could mention their E.P.A. affiliation only once; must remove language specifying Mr. Zabel’s expertise and their years of employment with the agency; and must remove an image of the agency’s office in San Francisco.

They have been told that if they do not edit the video to comply with the policy, they could face disciplinary action.

The video has been pulled from YouTube, but is still available at the website of The Heritage Foundation.

Ms. Williams, Mr. Zabel, something tells me now would be a good time to pull out that resume and give it a quick once-over…