The US Environmental Protection Agency warned against the danger posed to plant life by “sunny days” Tuesday in a highly criticized post on Twitter.

As the Obama administration prepares to finalize strict new rules regarding ground-level ozone this week, the EPA has taken to social media to point out the scourge of sunlight on foliage and trees.

“Think sunny days are good for plants? Not always,” the agency tweeted. “Sunlight causes ozone to form, which harms foliage, weakens trees.”

A link sent out with the tweet, likely aimed at explaining the harmful effects of sunlight on plant life, redirects users to a dead page on the EPA website. 

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Twitter users, noticing the absurdity in the EPA highlighting the alleged danger of sunlight as the world faces numerous legitimate environmental issues, mercilessly mocked the agency in response.

While the EPA touts itself as a lead defender of the environment, the agency has illustrated in countless examples that it is far more concerned with bureaucracy and insider dealings than protecting nature.

After the agency polluted the Animas River with more than 3 million gallons of toxic waste last month, EPA officials refused to provide data to the press on the extent of the damage in an attempt to cover up the disaster.

Similar to their attack on life-giving sunlight, the EPA also showed its disdain for water after a Wyoming rancher recently faced more than $16 million in fines for building a pond on his own property.


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