I was with you until this post. It seems you went off the rails a bit. The EPA is there because companies severely polluted OUR environment to the detriment of the average citizen. The "investor sales pitch" recording is out there. For me it isn't just about the science or conclusion of the EIS. It is about how can anyone trust the scientist or EIS reports when the leadership talks like this? He clearly only cares about the money. It would be nice if he at least pretended to care about the fisheries resource. This is also why Americans are sick of politicians.Over my career I have read the BS out of the environmental community. It is designed to enflame the citizens with lies and emotional pleas. Rarely is there enough truth to warrant a look. The EPA is a litigation agency not designed for solutions but for conflict. I can provide screwups far beyond my willingness to type. Remember : If the government was the answer - the question was really stupid! The state agencies have more than enough political influence depending on the year let alone personal bias of the state players. You just need to sit through a few enough internal bitchy cranky meetings to understand the similarities to a WWE convention.