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Mary Weisbeck
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"Blow up the damned ship, Jean-Luc!"
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Remember the good old days (sarcasm) when people drank beer and wine because the water was dangerous to drink? Welcome to those thrilling days of yester-year.

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The House passed a resolution, 228-194, that would repeal the "Stream Protection Rule," a measure issued recently that barred mining companies from putting any of their waste in local waterways.
The Senate is expected to approve the resolution as early as Thursday and send it to the President's desk.


Too bad the law-makers don't live in the areas that they affect with their laws and rulings.

CNN link: http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/01/politics/stream-protection-rul...
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Koldfoot wrote:
Sorry, Mary.

Despite the title, the regulation was crafted to stop future coal mining.

That may or may not be a good idea. But this regulation had nothing to do with protecting the environment, and everything to do with a heavy handed president circumventing law as payback to political supporters at the public's expense. And to be clear those supporters were not just harmless bunny huggers, but big natural gas companies.

If we want to shut down big coal, have an honest public debate. Don't hide behind a massive regulation with a harmless sounding title.


Coal mining should die away. Is that honest enough?

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Koldfoot wrote:
Sorry, Mary.

Despite the title, the regulation was crafted to stop future coal mining.

That may or may not be a good idea. But this regulation had nothing to do with protecting the environment, and everything to do with a heavy handed president circumventing law as payback to political supporters at the public's expense. And to be clear those supporters were not just harmless bunny huggers, but big natural gas companies.

If we want to shut down big coal, have an honest public debate. Don't hide behind a massive regulation with a harmless sounding title.


Well maybe if an industry cannot figure out a way to not pollute the local water ways maybe it should not be in business.

And having clean water is somehow now the something bad for the public?

Where do you get your news from? The Bizzaro Dimension
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I think significant short and medium term economic gains can be made if Trump would just decriminalise disposal of the waste produced by industries.

It's not just coal-mining that is being crippled, the nuclear power industry, steel production, the petrochemical industry, the manufacture of building products, paper manufacturing, domestic and commercial waste disposal - all these industries and many more are being hampered by government regulation that makes them less profitable, drives jobs out of the USA and makes employers less likey to hire.



 
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Seems like a dubious strategy at best. What guarantees are there that things stay the same four years from now? Why relocate a capital-intensive operation for such a limited window? Furthermore, why hire humans when robots will do the work cheaper and without any need to worry about their health?
 
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Someone's worried about losing money because of environmental pollution regulations, eh?

Pfah!

I recall it used to be an offence punishable by flogging (which, in that time and place, could prove fatal) and demolition of property to pollute the Tank Stream in the colony of New South Wales. Now that's regulation.
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