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Re: well the EPA basicly pointless now
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 04:48:49 PM »
Pruitt sees them as "men on the ground" who understand this kind of stuff better than a bunch of stuffy scientists getting rich off of those "enormous" government grant salaries.

Research, data, statistics and several hundred thousand casualties due to environmental damage is not as valuable as being able to dump waste in our water supplies and drilling some more.

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Re: well the EPA basicly pointless now
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 05:06:33 PM »
Pruitt sees them as "men on the ground" who understand this kind of stuff better than a bunch of stuffy scientists getting rich off of those "enormous" government grant salaries.

Research, data, statistics and several hundred thousand casualties due to environmental damage is not as valuable as being able to dump waste in our water supplies and drilling some more.

What odd is, if your a scientist who wants to make big bucks, you would go with the oil company

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Re: well the EPA basicly pointless now
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 04:55:17 AM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/30/in-unprecedented-shift-epa-to-prohibit-scientists-who-receive-agency-funding-from-serving-as-advisers/?utm_term=.71aa6ed90802


No talks about baring people who got funding from oil companies though

Speaking of oil .........

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/us/keystone-pipeline-leaks-south-dakota.html

About 5,000 barrels of oil, or about 210,000 gallons, gushed out of the Keystone Pipeline on Thursday in South Dakota, blackening a grassy field in the remote northeast part of the state and sending cleanup crews and emergency workers scrambling to the site.

“This is not a little spill from any perspective,” said Kim McIntosh, an environmental scientist with the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources. No livestock or drinking water sources appeared to be threatened, Ms. McIntosh said, and no farm buildings or houses are within a mile.

The spill, near Amherst, S.D., comes just days before regulators in neighboring Nebraska decide whether to grant the final permit needed to begin construction on a different pipeline proposal, the Keystone XL, which would be operated by the same company. An announcement in Nebraska is expected on Monday.
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Re: well the EPA basicly pointless now
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 02:20:07 AM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/30/in-unprecedented-shift-epa-to-prohibit-scientists-who-receive-agency-funding-from-serving-as-advisers/?utm_term=.71aa6ed90802


No talks about baring people who got funding from oil companies though

Speaking of oil .........

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/us/keystone-pipeline-leaks-south-dakota.html

About 5,000 barrels of oil, or about 210,000 gallons, gushed out of the Keystone Pipeline on Thursday in South Dakota, blackening a grassy field in the remote northeast part of the state and sending cleanup crews and emergency workers scrambling to the site.

“This is not a little spill from any perspective,” said Kim McIntosh, an environmental scientist with the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources. No livestock or drinking water sources appeared to be threatened, Ms. McIntosh said, and no farm buildings or houses are within a mile.

The spill, near Amherst, S.D., comes just days before regulators in neighboring Nebraska decide whether to grant the final permit needed to begin construction on a different pipeline proposal, the Keystone XL, which would be operated by the same company. An announcement in Nebraska is expected on Monday.

If anything this should scream no fucking way!  With as many spills & tainted water we've had across the country.
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Re: well the EPA basicly pointless now
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 06:07:11 PM »
How does this make the EPA pointless? If the EPA isn't going to protect companies from the environment, who else is?

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Re: well the EPA basicly pointless now
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2017, 08:08:08 PM »
How does this make the EPA pointless? If the EPA isn't going to protect companies from the environment, who else is?

you know you make a good point