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Saturday, November 28, 2020

President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency was rushing to complete one of its last regulatory priorities, aiming to obstruct the creation of air- and water-pollution controls far into the future, when a senior career scientist moved to hobble it.



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#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-11-28 09:20 AM | Reply

Koch Industries is going to have a heart attack.

They are the #3 biggest polluter in the United States, especially their pulp industry, Georgia Pacific, who makes printer paper (among other things), and who paid $millions$ in fines every year for indiscriminate pollution of waterways where they dumped their pulp waste ~ until Donald Trump came into office and relieved Koch Industries, a mega campaign donor, of their burdensome fines by deregulating pollution.

The next time you buy printer paper, please treat Georgia Pacific like a coiled rattlesnake.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-11-28 10:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Somebody on the Retort worked for another paper company that also had a crap record on the environment. Is treating the environment poorly standard practice with paper companies?

#3 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-11-28 12:25 PM | Reply

That's why we have IGs. The same ones that trump fired or tried to fired are still available. And that's why they were there. To check into these things to protect the taxpayer from this kind of fraud waste and abuse by trump and his corrupt minions.

I imagine there will be quite a few IG investigations into these folks after Biden grabs the reigns.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-11-28 01:28 PM | Reply

Is treating the environment poorly standard practice with paper companies?


This is why the regulations need to be even more restrictive. These companies will do what they need to do to remain competitive. As increasingly impoverished consumers are so driven by price, ecological conscience is often a loser in business.

#5 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-11-28 02:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Is treating the environment poorly standard practice with paper companies?"

Have you not driven through south Georgia on I-95?
It smells. Really bad.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-11-28 02:52 PM | Reply

...the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator aims to squeeze in taxpayer-funded trips to Taiwan and Latin America before Joe Biden's inauguration

Is this part of the GOP's newly rediscovered fiscal austerity, or does that not officially kick in until Jan. 20?

#7 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-11-28 04:20 PM | Reply

These guys know they're on the outs, so they're blowing up the toilets with M-80s. The so-called bureaucrats are trying to save the plumbing.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2020-11-28 06:02 PM | Reply

Sitting presidents only have one opportunity to show some class on their way out.

Don't expect anything from Donald Trump.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-11-28 07:29 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by hamburglar

Absolutely. Paper making is a water intense horrifically polluting process.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-11-28 11:36 PM | Reply

What Republican voters do not grasp is these regulations protect their communities and children and even them. They came into being not because "liberals" want to protect the environment but because companies were actively destroying it and people's lives. Responsible Capitalism is only possible with strong regulations and controls. Capitalism by its very nature is about profit. Today's shareholder based capitalism in particular bad vs the stakeholder capitalism of times gone by. Just read this. Or Watch this.

Just look at:
- The list of Superfund Sites - cleaned and yet to be.
- PFAS contamination - a "new" thing that was fought against tooth and nail by companies. Read about Robert Bilott or even go watch Dark Waters.
- Love canal...
- Smoking
- Asbestos
- Silicosis and Black Lung (both on a scary rise in this country.)
- Deepwater Horizon /Exxon Valdez / etc.
- Why "US" Cruise ships are not American Flagged.
- Health Insurance - for that matter the insurance industry.

List go on and on...

#11 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-11-28 11:52 PM | Reply

Biden's consideration of civil servants fired by Trump for positions in his administration may embolden others to "slow walk" lame duck changes.

#12 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2020-11-30 12:48 AM | Reply

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