While the Environmental Protection Agency has a well-documented record of opposing a litany of manmade pollutants and human behaviors, a recent tweet posted to the agency’s Twitter account has even some environmentalists perplexed.
The latest villain in the Obama administration’s eco-friendly narrative is a resource vital to the preservation of virtually all life on earth: water.
— U.S. EPA (@EPA) September 29, 2015
An overwhelming majority of the social media responses that followed the above post served to ridicule what appeared to many users to be an absurd claim.
Several of the sardonic replies focused on the EPA’s ostensible history of convoluted restrictions and regulations.
@EPA You guys should issue a regulation that bans this sunlight thing.
— GoldAndPurp (@GoldAndPurp) September 29, 2015
The backlash was apparently enough to prompt a clarification from the federal agency.
Correction: Sunny days are good for plants, but ground-level ozone is not. Sunlight helps ozone to form. http://t.co/kyFxKK2e89
— U.S. EPA (@EPA) September 30, 2015
For already incredulous observers, however, even the correction was worthy of mockery.
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