Why Does the EPA Need 198 Public Affairs Officers plus millions of dollars in outside PR Campaigns?

OpenTheBooks.org continues to do great work, and this recent report shows that many in government understanding the information war so well that they spend millions in tax dollars on public relations. We all know that few Republicans or conservatives understand p.r., and so we continue to lose the information war.

Here’s Open The Books:

EPA’s $160 Million Spin Machine
Special Report | Bret Baier | FOX News
Watch our EPA segment on Special Report with Bret Baier

October 13, 2015

Last night, Special Report with Bret Baier showcased our OpenTheBooks Oversight Report – U.S. Environmental Agency. Why does a major federal agency have nearly 200 PR staff employees?

Recently, the New York Times exposed the EPA for PR excess which was covered on Special Report…

Using a Thunderclap social media product to generate nearly 1 million online “grassroots comments” on new regulations regarding the Clean Water Act. 90% of the comments were positive. But, the Anti-Lobbying Act prohibits the use of tax dollars to advocate for a public position.

“The EPA wasting $160 million on public relations dwarfs our recent exposure of their high-end furniture purchases ($92 million), Nothing is emblematic of government excess like an army of highly compensated PR agents sitting in their easy chairs. It’s simply waste.” OpenTheBooks.com

Watch the full Special Report with Bret Baier segment here.