Yes folks, straight out of Florida, you can’t make this stuff up.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes had a hard time keeping a straight face as this Florida Department of Environmental Protection worker told his story.
Bart Bibler, a land management plan coordinator, was served with an official reprimand “concerning his discussion of climate change, together with his position that the Keystone XL Pipeline would further aggravate this environmental problem,” according to the complaint filed with the DEP inspector general.
It would appear that regressive Governor Rick Scott’s policy of state workers not being able to talk about climate change isn’t just something for reasonable people to laugh at, it’s a stark reality.
Bibler made the error of letting his feelings about the environmental impact of Keystone be known. Coupled with his acknowledgement that climate change will have Florida all but underwater, he’s been forced to see a psychiatrist to determine if his mental health is stable enough to continue doing his job.
No, you really can’t make this up.
Florida public worker forced to see a psychiatrist for acknowledging climate change and having an opinion on Keystone XL, courtesy of MSNBC:
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