Last edited by Dirty Harry; 01-19-11 at 12:04 PM.
It was Nixon that started the EPA because of scenes like this:
Firefighters battle a fire on Ohio's Cuyahoga River in 1952. The polluted river caught fire on several occasions between 1936 and 1969, when debris and oil had concentrated on the water's surface and ignited. A blaze in 1969 came at a time of increasing environmental awareness and symbolized years of environmental neglect. The Cuyahoga River fires helped spur grassroots activism that resulted in a wave of federal legislation devoted to taking serious action against air and water pollution.
NOAA's National Ocean Service Education: Nonpoint Source Pollution
The EPA is shutting the mine down, because of what they think might happen.
01/13/2011: EPA Halts Disposal of Mining Waste to Appalachian Waters at Proposed Spruce Mine / Agency cites irreversible damage to clean water, environment in the region
Your mentality would lower living standards even more through more health problems and shorter lives. A clean environment is one of the most important aspects of quality of life and standard of living.
Oh never mind.
You're right and we'd probably have a field day if it ever happened. It might be worth it though to see someone flip-flop to that extent.
So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; itís just that it will bankrupt them because theyíre going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas thatís being emitted.
That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.
Shocking Audio: Obama Promises to Bankrupt Coal Industry : Stop The ACLU
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
The eco-freaks have gone way to far... and of course this helps us with energy independence. Drill in hard to get areas... close down drilling in those areas, shut down the coal industry.
Idiocy. Pure unadulterated idiocy.
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