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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:08 PM

Scott Pruitt says EPA will reconsider rule safeguarding communities from coal ash

Source: Think Progress

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to “reconsider” portions of a 2015 rule that provides safeguards for communities located near toxic coal ash waste sites, agency administrator Scott Pruitt said Wednesday in a letter to industry officials.

The clean water protections that Pruitt now wants to revisit marked the first substantive steps the EPA has taken to protect the public from coal ash, according to the Sierra Club. Pruitt’s decision “jeopardizes the safety of those communities that depend on waterways and groundwater supplies near where coal ash pits are located,” the environmental group said Thursday.

Coal ash has high levels of toxic heavy metals like arsenic, mercury, and lead, which can cause serious health problems, including cancer, kidney disease, reproductive problems, and birth defects.



Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/epa-to-reconsider-coal-ash-rule-06e766c96502/



This is not good.................with this other psychopath in power

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Reply Scott Pruitt says EPA will reconsider rule safeguarding communities from coal ash (Original post)
turbinetree Sep 2017 OP
Chasstev365 Sep 2017 #1
Angry Dragon Sep 2017 #11
elleng Sep 2017 #2
Judi Lynn Sep 2017 #3
Dark n Stormy Knight Sep 2017 #10
CentralMass Sep 2017 #4
Alice11111 Sep 2017 #5
TeamPooka Sep 2017 #6
Mr. Evil Sep 2017 #7
Botany Sep 2017 #8
christx30 Sep 2017 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2017 #12
haele Sep 2017 #13
0rganism Sep 2017 #14

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:13 PM

1. One of so many Assholes in this cabinet!

 

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:50 AM

11. that was my thought

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:14 PM

2. Well isn't that nice.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:29 PM

3. OMG. So bad it doesn't sound possible.

They ALL should be swept away, immediately.

I thought George W. Bush's actions were unforgivable.

Trump is worse than evil, if possible.

They seem gleeful at their evil acts.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:57 AM

10. Like Snidely Whiplash twirling his mustache.

Blatantly, committing acts of evil and demonstrably reveling in it. It really is almost (literally) incredible.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:34 PM

4. This son of a bitch should have to spend the rest of his days in one of the polluted $hitholes his..

dismantling of environmental protections will create.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:34 PM

5. !!!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:39 PM

6. Fuck you America, Love Scott Pruitt & Donald Trump. nt

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:16 AM

7. The proof is becoming more and more obvious.

They don't care how many people die.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:17 AM

8. Hey! TN, WV, KY, OH, PA, NC, AL, WY, VA, and other coal fired power plants states ....

How do you like your Tump vote now?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:56 AM

9. Because coal mine owners and their profits are more important than breathing. n/t

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 06:34 AM

12. Pruitt says To hell with the little people, even if many downhill from ash are tRump supporters. nt

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:25 PM

13. Part of the GOP eugenics program.

Those "Poor Working Class Whites" in rural "Real American" communities haven't quite realized yet they were just put on notice that they are just as much a burden on those they elected to run this country like a good Xtian White Supremacist "MAGA" Business as those darker people and the Liberals they were originally going to get rid of.
Whomever the opiod epidemic doesn't kill, the Coal Ash and other toxic waste sites near their communities and unregulated water and food sources will.

Next on the chopping block, those Middle class Xburbans who thought their mid level professional and management jobs and their strip-mall prosperity church-going put them in the "favored population" category.

So far as the GOP management is concerned, if you can't pay for your own wellbeing, you're a sub-human moocher to be gotten rid of.
They'll just bring in immigrants they can either work to death or send "home" to do the dirty work that Americans are teaching their kids either to avoid or to ask for "too much" to hire.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if the GOP think tanks feel that no more than 150 million citizens is an optimal number in the US to "comfortably" support their profit margins in both business and resource extraction, and still be able to manage their own level of recreational comfort. Nor would I be surprised to find out that behind closed doors, they are working on trying to get the population down to that number in a short-sighted manner.

Haele

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:37 PM

14. Mr. Pruitt has a hundred years of progress to undo, better pick up the pace

this whole shitfest could come to a screeching halt any week now, the destroyers will act while they can

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