Donald Trump & Gov. Rick Scott Love Polluters

Donald Trump announced recently that he will do away with the EPA - to help out family farms, of course!

But the truth is - abolishing the EPA would only help big polluters like the Koch Brothers.

And right now - even with the EPA still in place - Republican leaders like Governor Rick Scott have been working to help big polluters bypass any effective environmental regulations.

Ron Littlepage recently wrote an op-ed for the Florida Times-Union titled "Has Gov. Scott ever met a polluter he didn't want to help?" - and based on Scott's record - the answer is no - he will always put polluters over the people of Florida.

Right now - Rick Scott is waiting to hear back from the EPA about a proposed increase to the allowable limits of several cancer-causing chemicals in Florida's waterways.

No one in their right mind would say that they want MORE cancerous chemicals in their waterways - but the change in regulations would directly help Georgia-Pacific around the state - which just so happens to be owned by the Koch brothers.


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2950-10K 7 years 40 weeks ago

May all of you Clinton haters be duly warned, which is almost everyone on this blog but me.....Trump has spoken his truth regarding being a total numb nut. It ain't the Democratic Party that wants to enable climate change!

Progressive change begins with the progressive caucus, c'mon man get over the Hillary thing.

This is real war!....innocent poor people are dying all over the planet!....look them in the face....they are just like YOU!!!! Is it fair they go through a short and tortuous existence because of capitalism????

May the rich rot in hell!

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RFord 7 years 40 weeks ago

Ordinary people should be able to understand that the Environmental Protection Agency is there to protect us, the ordinary people, from people that would poison us by poisoning the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the ground we walk on because they do not want to take precautions to not pollute because it will cost them money that they could, instead of spending it to not pollute, put in their bank accounts.

Ordinary people should know that there are many, many,people in business that do not care about people their pollutants may harm because they only care about making as much money as possible. If ordinary people don't know this, they should be told.

We should encourage our representatives to make sure that the EPA is well funded and staffed by using our tax dollars to do so because ordinary people, like us, and our children need protecting from business polluters

The environment belongs to all of us, not just a few.

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humanitys team 7 years 40 weeks ago

They only care about self interest .

The question must be for Humans when does the interest of the many supersede the interest of the few .

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humanitys team 7 years 40 weeks ago

Humans are voluntarily poisoning themselves .We poison our own bodies with inhaling carcinogens ,by eating food treated with chemicals that over a long period will kill us .We breath in the air that we continually pollute .We poison our systems in hundreds of ways and we know these substances are no good for us .But because it takes a long time for them to kill us ,we commit sucide with impunity .

Interestingly if we poison ourselves with something that works faster we have said to have done something against moral law .The faster the death the more wrong it seems to be .The slower the death the more we are ok with it . So blind are humans we look at this but do not see it ,we look right through it .Do we want to end our collective nightmare or continue with the on going systematic dismantling of our ecosystem and poisoning of our own bodies in a hundred ways with chemicals that where never meant to be injested or inhaled .

We are still in nursery school on this planet this we must admit .The folks making the main decisions like some Republican Senators are so deeply ego invested .So lost in denial and non acceptance .Working against the collective good is an example of beings of limited understanding and works against evolution or slows it down .To break this and fast track our evolutionary path we must start by admitting and accept what is so .

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DdC 7 years 40 weeks ago

Between Fracking and chemical waste dumps and dumping trash and waste into the rivers and ocean. It seems GHWBush buying up over a million acres with the Rev Moonies. Over the largest aquifer in Latin America. Is more than coincidence. Everyday the Neocons find new ways to make life in America hard or impossible. What better way to get rid of your enemies than by poisoning their water? First outlawing Hemp that could replace these corporate trashers products and Ganja to ward of drug company gouging. All of it is clear the Neocons or Nazi offspring are sabotaging our way of life for their own profits. With such naive gullible citizens sticking their heads in the sand its no wonder Ganja is still illegal and heavy metals are throughout our countries water systems. Pesticides to genetically modifying the food chain it seems obvious the cowards are in charge and the greed keeps them there. The only faults of the EPA is from cutting their budget and enforcement possibilities for Kochs polluters. If the people are so stupid to think protecting the air and water, exempted by Cheney's disregard for the Clean Air and Water Acts so Halliburton can keep profiting on fracking. What does Drumpf advocate next? Besides more Military funding or guns for kids? Gutting the IRS and FDA? Only if their goal is to do more harm to Americans. Humm I hear Eddie Eagle taste like Chicken!

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Over a trillion into the pockets of prohibitionists, eliminate competition for the fat pharms and fossil fools etc etc. Seriously its so obvious the only answer is America has some of the most gullible and greedy people ever produced by humans.

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humanitys team 7 years 40 weeks ago

I'am a huge fan of you DdC thanks for keeping us enlightened on Cannabis and Hemp .

Talking about chemicals and pollution and the amount required for the paper and cotton industries .Just replace these with hemp for an instant solution .Helps Co2 emissions as well and gives us fresh Oxygen .All the paper you want and the longest lasting most natural clothing in existence .

So why do we not use this most perfect plant for human needs and sustainability .

Profits and Greed but you know this ,but the world ? They are kept in the dark ! Thanks again for your continual education .I will do my best to bring Hemp and its benefits into the manifesto of the Scottish Green Party .So it's part of the solution .Its about raising a ruckas and raising some collective consciousness at the same time .

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