Freaks at the EPA Freak Out

It’s not just the college campuses that need grief counseling at the moment. Apparently greenies at the EPA are also in need of Play Doh, plush toys, and such. From E&E News:

There’s been angst and even some tears for federal workers at EPA and other agencies after Donald Trump won the White House.

U.S. EPA employees were in tears. Worried Energy Department staffers were offered counseling. Some federal employees were so depressed, they took time off. Others might retire early. And some employees are in downright panic mode in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory.

“People are upset. Some people took the day off because they were depressed,” said John O’Grady, president of American Federation of Government Employees Council 238, a union that represents thousands of EPA employees. After Election Day, “people were crying,” added O’Grady, who works in EPA’s Region 5 office in Chicago. “They were recommending that people take sick leave and go home.”

“If you look at the seven stages of grief, I’m still in denial. I will not look at the news. I will not read the news,” said an EPA career employee. [Yeah, why start now?]

I’ll be happy to offer them all a package of Green Weenies.

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