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Trump and Ryan Zinke And Scott Pruitt Are Environmental Disasters


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#121 JackD

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:59 PM

The damage Trump is doing will take a very long time to repair. And yes, it may take the damage manifesting itself in the ugliest possible way to get the public's attention.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 06:51 AM

View Postgolden_valley, on 07 April 2019 - 08:22 PM, said:

Self regulation. Isn't that what we had in the Gilded Age when the robber barons were building their industrial fortunes? Isn't that why trust busting and regulations were championed by T Roosevelt and others? Must we repeat the horrible consequences of self regulation before we learn that it doesn't work?

Yes, we must.
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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:31 AM

View Postgolden_valley, on 07 April 2019 - 08:22 PM, said:

Self regulation. Isn't that what we had in the Gilded Age when the robber barons were building their industrial fortunes?

Why do you hate successful people? Besides with a name like "the Gilded Age" how could it have been bad?
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Posted 08 April 2019 - 01:05 PM

View PostJackD, on 07 April 2019 - 08:59 PM, said:

The damage Trump is doing will take a very long time to repair. And yes, it may take the damage manifesting itself in the ugliest possible way to get the public's attention.

On the other hand, once they do start paying attention they will be utterly merciless to the Democrats responsible.
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Posted 20 May 2019 - 11:53 AM

The Trump administration is ready to kill some more people and lie about it all in support of more coal. Looks like Trump's experience in cooking books isn't limited to his business dealings.

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If your projections make a policy look dangerous, there’s two options—change the policy, or change the projections. The Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly planning to do the latter by adopting a new method for projecting the future health risks of air pollution. The new method has not been been peer-reviewed and is not scientifically sound, The New York Times reports, citing five people said to have knowledge of the plan. The change would drastically lower an estimate made last year by the Trump administration that as many as 1,400 more people could die prematurely each year under a proposed new rule on emissions from coal plants. Lowering the projections would make it much easier to defend the new regulation, known as the Affordable Clean Energy rule. “Particulate matter is extremely harmful and it leads to a large number of premature deaths,” said Richard L. Revesz, an expert in environmental law at New York University. He called the expected change a “monumental departure” from the approach used over the past several decades.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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