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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:20 PM

House passes spending bill full of giveaways to polluters and big cuts to EPA and NPS

Source: Think Progress

The House of Representatives voted Thursday in favor of a omnibus spending bill that environmental organizations say will help polluters and reduce the country’s air and water quality. The bill also cuts a number of programs intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or streamline the transition to clean energy.

The bill cuts funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by more than $500 million — another blow to an agency that will now have to operate on less than 75 percent of its 2010 funding levels. The National Park Service received a 30 percent cut — a greater cut than even the White House suggested earlier this year in its infamously skeletal budget proposal.

Prior to the vote, a group of dozens of environmental groups wrote to representatives, begging them not to pass H.R. 3455.

“This bill does not responsibly or adequately fund the federal government or the many programs and thousands of civil servants tasked with implementing our nation’s landmark environmental laws, laws that protect our health, air, climate, water, oceans, wildlife, and treasured American landscapes,” said the groups, including Oceana, The Wilderness Society, Green Latinos, the Southern Environmental Justice Center, and League of Conservation Voters.

Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/house-budget-bill-polluter-giveaways-28c46276a6ad/



Hey wisCONsin.....................how does it really feel to have an ass**** from Janesville, not only f*cking you and your water and air, but if you really think about this for one moment, think Irma and Harvey and who is paying that bill, not Exxon Mobil, the Koch's , Mercers.........
but a 4.6 billion tax cut to the polluters that are creating this sh*t

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Reply House passes spending bill full of giveaways to polluters and big cuts to EPA and NPS (Original post)
turbinetree Sep 2017 OP
global1 Sep 2017 #1
kimbutgar Sep 2017 #2
burrowowl Sep 2017 #3
mdbl Sep 2017 #4
Turbineguy Sep 2017 #5
mountain grammy Sep 2017 #6
Wuddles440 Sep 2017 #7
ace3csusm Sep 2017 #8

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:25 PM

1. Remember This In 2018...

It is the Repugs that are doing this.

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Response to global1 (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:54 PM

2. Sadly the people will never hear this because it will NEVER be reported in the right wing media

Industrial complex. When they start getting sick and cancer clusters increase they will blame the Democrats for not letting the job creators loosen more regulations.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:33 AM

3. Why are we not surprised!

What fucking shortsighted greedy evil people!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 06:17 AM

4. Repuglicans are too stupid to remember they still breathe the same air

and drink the same water as normal thinking people.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 06:44 AM

5. Do Harm

The Republican Creed.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:01 AM

6. Why do I get the sinking feeling

that the 2016 election was the beginning of the end America? We seem to be fighting a losing battle against a new dark ages.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:51 AM

7. Unfortunately....

I believe that you are right. Progressives are delilusional if they think that most Americans are going to suddenly regain their sanity in 2018. The corporate cabal and right wing zealots, with the assistance from their enablers in the media, have successfully brainwashed vast swaths of the population to do their bidding. We're in the final stages of a template that they implemented back in the 1950's and have been effectively executing ever since. If not the 'dark ages", we're certainly at least entering the new "gilded age".

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:27 PM

8. We Need A Wall

Around the states that are trying to go green and keep all those people out when they destroy their state ...

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