The Attempted Destruction of Five Decades of Progress
I think that this quote from the recent New Yorker Article sums it up best…”…It’s clear that we’re about to witness the steady demolition, or attempted demolition, of the environmental protections that have been put in place over the past five decades.”
In a recently leaked memo, Trump’s priorities have been made clear….Stop the Clean Power Plan, allow wetlands destruction, stop cleaning up Chesapeake Bay. To further this position, he is placing a person who clearly dislikes the EPA and has sued it 14 times.
But let’s not stop there. Let’s issue gag orders on to prevent factual information from being released…
This article is rife with what could at best be described as frightening information.
What is saddest of all is the fact that environmental protections have been economically shown to benefit profits, jobs and overall expenditures. A clean environment means lower respiratory illness rates, cleaner and more easily treated water and better long term economic sustainability.
Of course, if you are a short term profit monger, then protecting the environment makes no sense.
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A BAD DAY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, WITH MANY MORE TO COME