ETB: "Tens of thousands of Americans die every year from pollution."
Hogwash! If you have any evidence, let's see it! Nature pollutes with
naturally caused forest fires (like in California last year), volcanoes and
natural decay! How many people die from over exposure to the sun (skin cancer)
or from freezing? Life has risks and everyone pollutes, even you! Extremists
environmental laws won't change that, they just makes food, medicines and
shelter more expensive so more poor people die early! 20,000 to 24,000 poor
people die every day from malnutrition (hunger), or hunger-related causes.
Extremists environmental laws do more harm that good! Its not an either/or
issue! We can keep man's effect on the the planet minimal without resorting
to useless extremes!
@thud: Tens of thousands of Americans die every year from pollution. The EPA was
the best thing we had going. If you're convinced that more pollution is a
good thing, I would challenge you to move your family adjacent to the biggest
refinery in the State all while the restrictions are lifted. I'll bet you
won't do it so It's quite disingenuous to claim those of us who want
clean air are extremists.
It's not just tariffs that are going to encourage new technologies to be
developed in other nations.
Extremist environmental regulations are one of the many reasons rational
Americans voted for President Trump! Today's Democratic party is the party
of extremism and does not represent main stream America! That is why they are
the minority party!
Standards set too high?Sounds like the mantra of the trump
administration. Standards, most especially truth telling, are too
high and inconvenient. Same with safety standards, decency standards, abuse of
power standards and just plain greed standards.Thanks GOP! (sarcasm
Just saw that gas has jumped to $2.75 in Logan this past weekend, and there are
predictions it will reach $3 soon... I've also read that Trump's trade
wars could push oil prices up. And now we're allowing American automakers
to decrease their mileage ratings.I predict this will make American
cars, once again, less attractive to drivers. I keep thinking back when
Bush's Great Recession hit and America had to bail out GM and Chrysler
because the companies were addicted to selling gas-guzzler SUVs and trucks, but
Americans were suddenly turning to hybrids and fuel-efficient cars as the
economy soured. Is the EPA now setting up the auto industry once
again for failure? Europe is racing toward fuel efficiency, including electric
vehicles. Most European car companies have plans for EVs in the next few
years. Could the combination of high gas prices and American gas-guzzlers be
the tipping point for EVs to suddenly become the car of choice owing to lower
operating costs?Just read that Shell is moving into electricity to
leverage its natural gas for electrical power for EVs. Maybe
EPA's move is all part of Trump's well thought-out "plan."
Just what we need.Clean air?Clean water?Clean America?Nah.Why bother if all those silly things
get in the way of corporate bottom lines?What's most important,
healthy people or big profits for big investors and wealthy execs?