The EPA is now recommending that to help the environment, everybody work from home. Seriously. On April 1, the EPA suggested, “If you commute to work, ask if you can work from home at least some days, and you’ll reduce air pollution and traffic congestion – and save money.” In the past, the EPA has also suggested mobilizing young students to become “climate ambassadors” dedicated to motivating “friends, schools, and community leaders.”
In a country where unemployment and underemployment are at historic highs, suggesting to workers that they ask their bosses whether they can work from home is certainly odd. But the Obama administration has never been known for its business-friendly attitude. And the EPA has led the charge against business, issuing regulation after regulation designed to crack down on American industrial productivity. If the Obama administration truly wanted to help both the environment and the economy, they could send EPA employees home … for good.