REALLY, I say. WTF???
All this started when Bush 2 was president. The attempts to regulate mercury emissions started then. Environmental stewards discovered the US dumped SIX TONS OF MERCURY per year into our atmosphere, mercury that always found its way into the food chain.
Mercury, even in the most microscopic amounts is a permanent resident in the environment and the food chain, never decomposing into inert ingredients. The resulting destruction within the environment is similar to radioactivity. Just as detrimental.
To humans, the biggest problems were in the womb and early life of babies’ brain development.
At that time, my son was in that stage of development, and I had to research which fish were ok for his mother. It’s STUPID to not know what’s OK TO EAT, and what’s not.
When the coal stack scrubbing technologies were proposed in a mandate-legislation, PATHETIC Bush responded that it would be “TOO EXPENSIVE “ to force struggling coal burning power plants to install scrubbers.
OK, Bush, too costly for your coal-magnate friends not to pollute. Cheaper, then, to send thousands of pregnant women and adolescent children to hospitals for lifetimes of medical care.
CHEAP ELECTRICITY and big profits in exchange for mental retardation of thousands of innocent children worldwide, and a toxic food chain and environment.
”FAMILY VALUES” was the RepubliCON mantra back then, which seemed to me to be insanely hypocritical of the GOP. What a con job on the American public that was!
They actually wanted us to believe that taking care of generations of sick people was a better course of action than NOT PUTTING THE MERCURY IN THE AIR IN THE FIRST PLACE. More confounding backwards logic from a immoral and illogical political party.
That was the pathetic BUSH-era approach.
In 2011, OBAMA passed legislation through that every single coal plant in the country has complied with. Scrubbers are in all the stacks. Toxic emissions are vastly reduced. All the burning plants are in compliance, and they are ok with that.
BUT NOW, our fearless leader wants the cleaner air regulations to be reversed so it would be ok to pollute more again.
I’m sorry, folks. You just CANNOT be a concerned environmentally aware citizen and be a tRUMP supporter at the same time.
The two just do not go together.
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