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    Default Three Republican, one Democrat

    Former EPA administrators shout out to Congress.

    https://thehill.com/policy/energy-en...-has-abandoned

    Four former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrators appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday, criticizing the agency under the direction of the Trump administration and imploring Congress to push it to return to its mission.
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    The four former cabinet secretaries say the agency is reversing course and endangering human health along the way.

    “Today, as never before, the mission of EPA is being seriously undermined by the very people who have been entrusted with carrying that mission out,” Christine Todd Whitman, who headed the agency under former President George W. Bush, said in her opening remarks. She pointed to a retreat from science, the influence of regulated industries, a disinterest in addressing climate change and a lack of a focus on public health as areas for concern.

    “This unprecedented attack on science-based regulations designed to protect the environment and public health represents the gravest threat to the effectiveness of the EPA — and to the federal government’s overall ability to do the same — in the nation’s history,” she said.

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    Amazing she doesn't realize that's a feature, not a bug.
    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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    Four friggin’ years absolutely wasted at a time when we can’t waste a minute addressing the health of the planet. These wasted years may be our downfall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Four friggin’ years absolutely wasted at a time when we can’t waste a minute addressing the health of the planet. These wasted years may be our downfall.
    The Donald is our "Nero". If Civilization survives the next 100 years, they are going to look back at this time period the same way we look back at Rome. From our leaders, our decadent ways, to the fact that we willfully poisoned ourselves with technologies were barely understood. A new Dark ages is upon us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    The Donald is our "Nero". If Civilization survives the next 100 years, they are going to look back at this time period the same way we look back at Rome. From our leaders, our decadent ways, to the fact that we willfully poisoned ourselves with technologies were barely understood. A new Dark ages is upon us
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