by Brian Freeman

A senior Environmental Protection Agency official used an expletive — a term for male genitalia used to describe a foolish or contemptible person — when he called those in the White House who resist efforts to regulate fracking “********,” according to a report in The Washington Free Beacon.

In a text message obtained by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute through the Freedom of Information Act, then EPA policy chief Michael Goo wrote to Sierra Club lobbyist John Coequyt about difficulties with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), saying, “If you want any hope of regulation of fracking then give us more time to try and remove the gun from our head and talk sense into OMB “********”

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