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gordo
2018-07-05 21:34:52 UTC
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Who is Andrew Wheeler?

This short article sums it up. Make America Toxic Again
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/andrew-wheeler-acting-epa-administrator-former-number-two-before-scott-pruitt-resignation/

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Blue
2018-07-06 00:12:47 UTC
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Who is Andrew Wheeler?
This short article sums it up. Make America Toxic Again
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/andrew-wheeler-acting-epa-administrator-former-number-two-before-scott-pruitt-resignation/
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You wanted Pruitt out, he's gone.


No pleasing some people.
gordo
2018-07-06 17:53:20 UTC
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Who is Andrew Wheeler?
This short article sums it up. Make America Toxic Again
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/andrew-wheeler-acting-epa-administrator-former-number-two-before-scott-pruitt-resignation/
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You wanted Pruitt out, he's gone.
No pleasing some people.
He is replaced by a guy much smarter who knows the ropes at the EPA
and will destroy regulations far quicker. Welcome to toxic America.
Glad I don't live there.
Charles Cameron99
2018-07-06 18:03:01 UTC
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Who is Andrew Wheeler?
This short article sums it up. Make America Toxic Again
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/andrew-wheeler-acting-epa-administra
tor-former-number-two-before-scott-pruitt-resignation/
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You wanted Pruitt out, he's gone.
No pleasing some people.
He is replaced by a guy much smarter who knows the ropes at the
EPA and will destroy regulations far quicker. Welcome to toxic
America. Glad I don't live there.
You got what you wished for gordo. Pruitt is gone. Maybe reconsider
what you think is a good idea next time.

BTW, BC is pretty toxic with all of those tailing ponds, dumping raw
sewage into the sea and clear cutting forests. Never mind mining and
shipping millions of tons of coal. We won't mention the millions of
tons of USA coal BC ships that is so dirty it can't be shipped from
USA ports.
Chom Noamsky
2018-07-06 05:01:42 UTC
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On 7/5/2018 2:34 PM, gordo wrote:

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Pruitt did well, got about 2/3rds of the Heartland Institute agenda
completed.

The rest? Andrew Wheeler will get 'er done.

LOL!
columbiaaccidentinvestigation
2018-07-06 05:35:14 UTC
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Pruitt did well, got about 2/3rds of the Heartland Institute agenda
completed.
The rest? Andrew Wheeler will get 'er done.
LOL!
So you really were not into draining the swamp, as the bottom dweller tried to live the fat life with some absurd shit spending on tax payer dollars...
gordo
2018-07-06 17:56:43 UTC
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Pruitt did well, got about 2/3rds of the Heartland Institute agenda
completed.
The rest? Andrew Wheeler will get 'er done.
LOL!
Why do you see toxic air as a good thing?Do you hate people? What is
there to celebrate about filthy water?

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Cameron
2018-07-06 18:05:15 UTC
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On Thu, 5 Jul 2018 22:01:42 -0700, Chom Noamsky
Post by Chom Noamsky
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Pruitt did well, got about 2/3rds of the Heartland Institute
agenda completed.
The rest? Andrew Wheeler will get 'er done.
LOL!
Why do you see toxic air as a good thing?Do you hate people? What
is there to celebrate about filthy water?
Nothing at all is good about dirty water. Why does BC dump so much raw
sewage into the sea?
Chom Noamsky
2018-07-08 21:10:22 UTC
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[snip]
Pruitt did well, got about 2/3rds of the Heartland Institute agenda
completed.
The rest? Andrew Wheeler will get 'er done.
LOL!
Why do you see toxic air as a good thing?Do you hate people? What is
there to celebrate about filthy water?
Scott Pruitt, who lost his job as head of the Environmental Protection
Agency last week after a flood of complaints and investigations
regarding his conduct and ethics, nevertheless accomplished a great deal
to institute needed reforms at the agency and roll back harmful and
counterproductive over-regulation.

Whatever you think of how Pruitt conducted himself personally, he leaves
a positive policy legacy behind from his tenure at EPA. Deputy
Administrator Andrew Wheeler – who becomes EPA acting administrator
Monday – seems sure to continue and build on these achievements.

Let’s get one thing clear. Despite the claims of Democrats and
environmental extremists who regularly demonize those of us who believe
in evidence-based regulation, limited government and the free enterprise
system, we all want a clean and healthy environment – Pruitt, Wheeler
and other Republicans included.

But since its inception during the Nixon administration, EPA has been a
mess – corrupt, incompetent and disdainful of science. Pointing out its
many failings and calling for reforms does not make critics like me anti-
environment, or make us opposed to clean air and water. It makes us
proponents of good government and the wise use of taxpayer dollars.

The reality is that EPA has been a bureaucratic cesspool for decades.
Policy by policy and decision by decision, EPA has damaged our nation’s
competitiveness, ability to innovate and capacity to create wealth.

EPA has been a prime example of an out-of-control Big Government regulator
that spends more and more to address smaller and smaller risks. In one
analysis by the Office of Management and Budget, of the 30 least cost-
effective regulations throughout the government, EPA had imposed no fewer
than 17.

The agency’s ever-expanding regulations have imposed huge costs on
American businesses and, ultimately, on consumers. An analysis by the
Competitive Enterprise Institute estimated that compliance with EPA
regulations costs the U.S. economy more than $300 billion annually – a
staggering regulatory burden.

Regulatory excesses and well-intentioned mistakes are one thing –
dishonesty and mendacity are something else.

Unnecessary, ill-conceived regulatory costs imposed on job-creating
businesses inhibit innovation and make it less likely that companies will
be able to take risks that could produce the Next Big Thing.

It would take a book – make that several books – to list all the abuses,
errors and regulatory excesses of EPA since the agency was founded in
1970.

One such book was “Breaking the Vicious Circle,” written by none other
than Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer when he was a lower court judge.
In it, he addressed the EPA’s counterproductive efforts to eliminate the
“last 10 percent” of risk from a substance or activity, noting that it
involves “high cost, devotion of considerable agency resources, large
legal fees, and endless argument,” with only limited, incremental benefit.

Let me cite a small number of additional, brief examples.

EPA has long maintained a stable of outside advisers made compliant by
grant money. Making grantees advisers to EPA creates a serious conflict of
interest, because grantees want to keep collecting more and more money
from the agency. So when they serve on advisory committees, the grant
recipients are often only too willing to rubber stamp the agency’s unwise,
unscientific and excessive regulation.

To remedy this situation, Pruitt announced last October that EPA would no
longer permit grant recipients to serve on advisory committees that
evaluate EPA's programs and policies.

One of the EPA’s most egregious recent policy excesses was to redefine
“navigable waters,” for the purpose of regulating them under the Clean
Water Act, to include virtually every body of water in the nation right
down to the smallest of streams, farm ponds and ditches. However, under an
executive order from President Trump, that travesty will be reversed.

At the behest of activists, the EPA has unilaterally killed off entire,
once-promising sectors of U.S. research and development. The use of
genetically engineered microorganisms for bioremediation – the biological
cleanup of toxic wastes – is one.

Why should you care?

Because accidents that cause oil spills are inevitable as long as they can
be caused by human or mechanical failures or the vagaries of weather.
During the 1980's, microorganisms genetically engineered to degrade
spilled oil were developed in laboratories, but draconian EPA regulations
discouraged their testing and commercialization. As a result, techniques
available for responding to these disasters remain low-tech and only
marginally effective.

Regulatory excesses and well-intentioned mistakes are one thing –
dishonesty and mendacity are something else.

A con game that has received attention from the Senate Environment and
Public Works Committee is the “sue and settle” maneuver that EPA has
frequently used to advance a radical environmental agenda that gets around
the need for legislation and agency rulemaking to make policy.

Here’s how it has worked: Extremist environmental groups (some of which
receive government grants) sue the federal government, claiming that
federal agencies are failing to meet their statutory obligations. And then
– behind closed doors, with a wink and a nod – the activists and
regulators concoct a settlement agreement that furthers activists’ (and
regulators’) radical goals that go beyond what Congress authorized in
passing laws.

This “sue and settle strategy” circumvents both congressional intent and
the rulemaking process. Pruitt directed EPA to stop this practice.

In 2016, investigators found two flagrant violations of federal law by
EPA: engaging in “covert propaganda” and “grassroots lobbying.”

Government Accountability Office investigators found that the EPA
illegally used Thunderclap, a social media site, “to correct what (EPA)
viewed as misinformation.”

Government use of social media is not unlawful, and many agencies use it
to communicate their actions and policies to the public. But EPA crossed
the line when it asked members of the public to share EPA-composed
propaganda on Facebook or Twitter without attributing it to the
government.

Neglecting to reveal the source was the basis of the “covert propaganda”
violation, because the law says that citizens must know when messages
presented to them were created by their government.

Here’s yet another example of EPA abuses: Federal agencies are supposed to
be apolitical, and federal law prohibits lobbying for or against proposed
legislation. But an EPA blog post contained links to websites that
encouraged members of the public to, for example, “urge your senators to
defend Clean Water Act safeguards for critical streams and wetlands.” This
“grassroots lobbying” was a violation of federal law.

Another underhanded ploy, exposed several years ago, would have diverted
EPA “research” funds to pay outside public relations consultants up to $5
million over five years to improve the website of the Office of Research
and Development, conduct focus groups on how to polish the office’s image,
and produce ghostwritten articles praising the agency “for publication in
scholarly journals and magazines.”

This payola scheme is similar to the agency’s longstanding practice of
buying influence by doling out hundreds of millions of dollars each year
to certain favored nonprofit organizations – money that, according to the
EPA inspector general and Government Accountability Office, is dispersed
with no public notice, competition or accountability.

EPA's incompetence is legendary. A typical incident occurred in August
2016, when an EPA cleanup crew accidentally triggered a breach in an
abandoned gold mine in the southwestern part of Colorado, spilling 3
million gallons of highly toxic mining waste that contaminated waterways
in Colorado and New Mexico. Inexplicably, EPA officials failed to warn
downstream public health and environmental regulators in a timely way.

For decades, the EPA has been a rogue agency – ideological, poorly
managed, dishonest and out of touch with sound science and common sense.
Under President Trump and Scott Pruitt, things have changed for the
better. Let’s all hope this progress continues.
Catoni
2018-07-09 01:05:31 UTC
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Post by Chom Noamsky
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Pruitt did well, got about 2/3rds of the Heartland Institute agenda
completed.
The rest? Andrew Wheeler will get 'er done.
LOL!
Why do you see toxic air as a good thing?Do you hate people? What is
there to celebrate about filthy water?
Socialists and Totalitarians of all stripes are the ones who hate people. They want everyone to be servants of the all powerful state and to do as their told.

Cradle to the grave. Right comrade Gordo ? ?
Bret Cahill
2018-07-09 07:06:04 UTC
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Pruitt did well, got about 2/3rds of the Heartland Institute agenda
completed.
Did he get that used mattress from tRUMP Hotel?

There's a lot of romance in a used hotel mattress!

That's how you determine a good Sec. of EPA!

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