RFK Jr. as Possible EPA Chief?

I’ve railed against RFK, Jr.’s conspiracy-theorist, anti-science, anti-vaccine ways before, as have many others. I only hope someone on Obama’s team is reading some science blogs out there. According to the WSJ, RFK Jr. is one of the names being considered for new EPA Chief (thanks to Orac for the heads-up):

So who’s on the short list? Plenty of names, starting with environmental lawyer and activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., according to Politico. That doesn’t have too many environmental types very happy—beyond Mr. Kennedy’s prior adventures in linking vaccines and autism, or opposing offshore wind power, many fear he doesn’t have the managerial expertise to handle a sprawling agency that will only get bigger.

As the WSJ suggests, an RFK, Jr. appointment would be a big mistake, and certainly wouldn’t indicate ‘change’ from a previous administration that was decidedly anti-science and anti-evdience. I’ll join Orac’s call to drop a line to Obama’s team and let them know you oppose this appointment.

3 thoughts on “RFK Jr. as Possible EPA Chief?

  1. I think it’s a great idea. RFK Jr is a visionary who will save countless childs’ lives with his groundbreaking research and work against the horrors of modern vaccines. He will make an excellent EPA chief. I applaud your selection Mr. Obama!

    Wait – nevermind. Just fucking with you.

  2. Hey Ashton, it was good to run into you, if only for a few seconds. I hope you got your fill of Alan Arkin, BTW.

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