Daily News Archives
From April 1, 2005
To Drop 'E' and 'P' From Name
"We're not really 'environmental' anymore, and we certainly aren't 'protecting' anything," Mr. Johnson said. "'The Agency' is a name that reflects our current agenda and encapsulates our new function as a government-funded body devoted to handling documents, scheduling meetings, and fielding phone calls."
The change comes on the heels of the Department of Health and Human Services' January decision to shorten its name to the Department of Services.
Happy April Fool’s Day from Beyond Pesticides!
A slightly different version of this story was originally printed in the March 23, 2005 issue of The Onion.