Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Vox: The New York Times had a big story on Friday about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's propensity to operate in secret. It offers a detailed and damning review of the evidence, but it stops short of drawing the broader conclusion: namely, that the approach of serving industry under cover of secrecy is not idiosyncratic to Pruitt, nor is it distinctively Trumpian. Rather, it is the standard approach of today's GOP, as reflected in such recent initiatives as the failed health care bill. It is, in fact, the only approach possible to advance an agenda that is unpopular and intellectually indefensible.

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#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-09-14 11:03 AM | Reply

Pruitt wants to make the entire country operate like Houston. No offense to Houston or Texans but, come on. chemical plants in areas where people raise families? We need regulations to protect us and our families. Ideological ------ like Pruitt are endangering millions.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-09-14 12:05 PM | Reply

chemical plants next to the port that serves them. they can always be moved elsewhere, fed by pipelines. can't have a green economy without them.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-09-14 12:27 PM | Reply

This is really scary. Do people know how to determine if they are being poisoned by human activity? Know how to stop it? The idea of each person protecting themselves is dangerously ignorant.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-09-14 12:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

chemical plants in areas where people raise families?

Have you ever seen those areas Danni?

Those complexes are so large it's quite clear they were there before the families were.

I guess you should call and chide those parents for living so close to the plants.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2017-09-14 12:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I guess you should call and chide those parents for living so close to the plants.

#5 | Posted by jpw

People live where they can afford to live. These things are always located in lower income areas, where the residents have no political clout. Living with waste products is punishment for being poor. You won't find these plants next door to gated communities.

#6 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-09-14 05:07 PM | Reply

...except in Houston, I hear.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-09-14 05:23 PM | Reply

Well, it's Texas...

#8 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-09-14 05:54 PM | Reply

... dangerously ignorant.
#4 | Posted by BruceBanner

Doesn't that pretty much describe Rs these days? These are the people who nominated Trump to be their President.

#9 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-09-14 06:48 PM | Reply

If the EPA is being dismantled I say thank god. Maybe it can then be reinvented to do what it was originally intended to do. It was never intended to have the power to have someone pee on their backyard and then the EPA declare it a wetland now the people have to move. They're way too powerful and abusive...

#10 | Posted by Goofygrape at 2017-09-14 09:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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When I first moved to Phoenix Luke AFB was way out in the middle of the desert not a house for 20 miles.. then development started now houses are on the base fence line...guess what people are complaining about the jet noise....the same happened to power plants and chemical plants. Live with it or move.

#11 | Posted by Goofygrape at 2017-09-14 09:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

We have over a hundred three and four letter federal agencies. ...99% should be shut down...if for any reason it would comply with our Constitution. Most if not all are illegal.

#12 | Posted by Goofygrape at 2017-09-14 09:21 PM | Reply

the same happened to power plants and chemical plants. Live with it or move.

#11 | Posted by Goofygrape

Or have zoning laws that would not zone that land as residential in the first place.

Most if not all are illegal.

#12 | Posted by Goofygrape

You got your law degree where?

#13 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-09-14 09:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Those complexes are so large it's quite clear they were there before the families were."

Then there should have been some sort of zoning which would prevented those folks from building houses within the 1-1/2 mile zone of evacuation, or do you just believe in Freedumb?

#14 | Posted by danni at 2017-09-14 10:51 PM | Reply

The total morons expressing animosity to EPA just exude stupity. In my lifetime, the EPA has solved huge prolems, accepting the right wing b.s. is an acceptance of stupity. Just know that is the God's Honest Truth.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2017-09-14 10:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"They're way too powerful and abusive..."

That's what big government brings us. And, if you think the EPA has big power, can you imagine the power of the IRS?

#16 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2017-09-15 10:09 AM | Reply

the environment means little to those who never go out into it

in other words.. you cant appreciate the outdoors when all you do is sulk on the internet from a soffa.

#17 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-09-15 10:16 AM | Reply

So it will be a crap shoot as to who gets poisoned and environmentally effected with no accountability.

What could possibly go wrong?

#18 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-09-15 04:38 PM | Reply

In secret no less!!! Oh me, oh my.

#19 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-09-15 07:39 PM | Reply

Unbelievable [for us] our iTunes library just hit 66-36 GB; 8.842 songs - and my honey says "I'm just getting started!"!

#20 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-09-15 08:02 PM | Reply

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