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Old 01-27-2017, 04:06 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Total crap. Reporters from the Niagara Gazette revealed it. The agency involved was the Federal Disaster Assistance Agency. So tell me more about the EPA?



Oh is it?



Well they didn't crap but allow dumping waste in my waters.

Many people are ignorant , thanks in part to the EPA and the tactics they use. In Flint the EPA was probably trying to figure out how to cover it up. Why else would they be silent for 6 months?
Come again? https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cu...cfm?id=0201290

Regarding Flint, the EPA was pressuring the state for months but couldn't act yet because of legal questions about its authority in the case:
EPA stayed silent on Flint

The solution to that is not to gut the EPA but clean up federal laws so the EPA can act quickly when it learns of these problems.
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Old 01-27-2017, 04:17 PM
 
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The federal government is spending the state's money.

We see federal agencies fail over and over again. The EPA just poisoned the Animus river.

All I am saying is the EPA is not just something that protects the environment. Its a means of protecting the environment via a federal agency. All they should do is watch local EPAs and probably should be run by Congress, not churned every 4 years and converted into a propaganda arm of the Administration.
what is an example of a "Local EPA" ? what do you mean by that?
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Old 01-27-2017, 04:20 PM
 
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Only 7,500 employees?

OK, it's a good start, but it's still pretty timid, if you ask me.

It's well past time to whip out the...
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Old 01-27-2017, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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over bloated government agency created by obama. Couldn't even save flint #failure
You're joking right?

You think the EPA wasn't around before 2009?
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Old 01-27-2017, 04:28 PM
 
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You're joking right?

You think the EPA wasn't around before 2009?
sadly many people is see holdings positions like that may not know these things...like the ones who hate Obamacare but want to keep the ACA...
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Old 01-27-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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I heard trump is going after the dept of gravity next!
"Gravity!!!!...Oooooh let's talk about gravity. You know what I'm gonna say to gravity?!?!.....YOU don't have the right to keep ME down....you don't keep AMERICANS down!!.. I've dealt with gravity for long time..a loooooong time...and I'll tell ya....Gravity is no match for Donald Trump! I'll show gravity that we don't need it and all it's doing is hurting the hard working Americans!...Gravity will be sorry it ever showed it's face here! Sir Isaac Newton......he's no match for me!"

**Crowd jeers and drools.....you can here the thumping on the chests for miles**
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Old 01-27-2017, 05:37 PM
 
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You're joking right?

You think the EPA wasn't around before 2009?
as stated to someone else said the same. I know that OBAMA did not create the EPA. I am talking about him growing the government too large including the EPA . The EPA is too large and needs to be scaled down.
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:11 PM
 
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what is an example of a "Local EPA" ? what do you mean by that?
DHEC is basically the local enforcement of the EPA.
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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If this comes to pass, it will be quite a change for the EPA.

Trump plans to cut EPA staff in half | Washington Examiner
They can all get jobs building the wall. It would be good for them to have a real job for once in their lives.
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Old 01-27-2017, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Planet earth
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If this comes to pass, it will be quite a change for the EPA.

Trump plans to cut EPA staff in half | Washington Examiner

SWEET!!!

My only question is why the heck does the EPA even need 5,000 employees?
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