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    Trump, Pruitt, GOP are crippling EPA

    Do we really want to go back to the conditions that existed in the photos in this article? Do we really want allow TrumpCo and the GOP to poison the Earth for future generations? Do we really want to destroy the environment, kill humans and other animals in the name of profit for the rich? I don't.

    Vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulated
    Soon after it was founded, the EPA began a photo project called Documerica that captured more than 81,000 images showing what the US looked like from 1971 to 1977. More than 20,000 photos were archived, and at least 15,000 have been digitized by the National Archives.

    The EPA's role since then has varied from administration to administration. Right now, administrator Scott Pruitt is working to roll back a number of rules that were previously put in place to protect air and water. Pruitt has announced plans to kill the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight climate change by lowering emissions.

    Under Pruitt, the EPA has also reversed a ban on a pesticide that can harm children's brains and moved to rescind the Clean Water Rule, which clarified the Clean Water Act to prohibit industries from dumping pollutants into streams and wetlands.


    Many reports suggest that Pruitt's primary aim is to eliminate most environmental protections and dismantle parts of the regulatory agency.

    But as a reminder of what the US looked like before many of the EPA's policies were in place, here's a selection of the Documerica photos from the 1970s.

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    On a related note: Happy Earth Day!

    It was yesterday, but that's pretty close.

    Does anyone pay attention to Earth Day anymore?

    Did they ever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    On a related note: Happy Earth Day!

    It was yesterday, but that's pretty close.

    Does anyone pay attention to Earth Day anymore?

    Did they ever?
    Well, Republicans don't think Earth is a very important planet. They want NASA to stop studying the planet Earth. They are more interested in Uranus. They want to probe Uranus.

    Seriously. They do. You think I'm joking?

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    Who needs to protect the environment? Trump figures "if ya can't spell it, why protect it? There's money to be made and all this virement stuff is gettin in the way. Just like diplomissy. If'n ya can't spell er ya don't need er. Heck that keeps us outa wars and wars mean lots o' money for my friends. Well, they're not really my friends. Just look at Cheney. There's a guy that understands the value of wars. We got nukes. Why don't we use em? My new friend Johnny Bolton and my other new friend, Pompeo will make it happen. And, after we nuke some other countries, our virement will look great when compared to all of those, right?

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    Scott Pruitt used to be the States' point man to fight the EPA when Obama was in office. Coal Mine owners loved Scott. He fought for them.

    When Trump took over, Scott was put into position to ruin the very agency he fought.

    It was like Trump putting a bank robber in charge of the Treasury.

    Or a idiot in charge of HUD so that his buddies could raid the agency for easy money.
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    Yeah, and now we have a National security advisor who was part of a so-called news organization that created and broadcast "fake news" that trashed Muslims by writing totally made up stories about non existent atrocities by Muslims around the globe. Johnny Bolton, cut from the same "master of war" cloth that Dick Cheney came from. Hard to believe that things are deteriorating even more daily in our beloved Trump Adm., but it is and at a rate faster than the speed of light.

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