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Post by Lance Kennedy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:35 am

Reference, New Scientist, 14 July 2018, page 6

Scott Pruitt, an appointee of Trumps, has just resigned as head of the EPA. What has he achieved in that role ?

1. Repealed laws to limit CO2 emissions.
2. Frozen new laws on clean water.
3. Repealed a law preventing carcinogens being released into the air.
4. Suspended rules on safely storing chemicals.
5. Cut back on laws to limit car air pollution .
6. Refused to ban chlorphrifos, a very nasty pesticide, that harms mental development in children.

His successor, Andrew Wheeler, is an ex coal industry lobbyist.

Looks like the USA is going to be a much dirtier place !

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Re: Pruitt

Post by ElectricMonk » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:24 am

I'll quote someone who wrote the book on the issue:

And God gave them his blessing and said to them, Be fertile and have increase, and make the earth full and be masters of it; be rulers over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing moving on the earth.
-Genesis 1:28

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Re: Pruitt

Post by landrew » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:34 pm

The job of a skeptic is to investigate the unexplained; not to explain the uninvestigated.