Republican Terminates Pruitt

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Republican Terminates Pruitt

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/01/24/arnold-schwarzenegger-att...

California does a lot of wacky stuff, but there's a very good reason air pollution standards are stricter there - the L.A. basin is virtually designed to trap air pollution. You have mountains to the north, mountains to the southeast, and a temperature inversion (it gets warmer as you go higher in elevation) which keeps the air from mixing, and it doesn't rain for 7 months out of the year.

If you've only ever lived on the east coast, you have no idea how bad air pollution can get until you've lived in L.A. There is nothing even remotely close to it out here, even in large cities like NYC.

I'm okay with most of Trumps cabinet nominees but this guy is terrible.

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Two of Russia's icebreaker

Two of Russia's icebreaker ships are marooned in the East Siberian Sea after it froze over...denting Putin's plans to keep the seaway open over winter months 

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" . . Despite significant temperature rises across the northern latitudes in recent years, the vessels became quickly stuck in thick, compressed ice on their return journey . . "
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Very good, Daily Mail. They remembered to disclaim and preserve the narrative. Over here, Choom Gang and the Missus can fly privately on Richard Branson's carbon neutral jet to his private island without the media constantly reminding us that sadly, it won't be there in a few years.

But you're right about the LA basin. I have been through there hundreds of times and only once could I see from one side to the other. Big cargo in and out, big trucks and trains in and out, big AG and a big auto centered population in a geologic mixing bowl. San Diego has many of the same densities and near zero smog . . no bowl. Salt Lake City, while miniscule by comparison, has a bowl and looks a lot like LA.

CARB is necessitated by geography and not by activity. Read your own link . . New York doesn't have this problem.

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Arnold has never been a

Arnold has never been a friend of the Libertarian or Conservative movement, look at his disastrous tenure in califoornia, he is just more Eurotrash.

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The prospect of someone

The prospect of someone reining in the most abusive federal agency after the IRS warms my heart.

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@taxfoe: yes, the argument is

@taxfoe: yes, the argument is that Pruitt is trying to force California to have 49 state emissions requirements (instead of having their own, which have been in effect for decades now).

Arnold is saying, "Pruitt is for states rights, unless it doesn't suit his agenda."

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@Roger S: I would be fine

@Roger S: I would be fine with someone that was "just reining in" the EPA. I am not fine with someone that sues the EPA because they think mercury in lakes is ok.

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Mercury leaches out of

Mercury leaches out of granite. It has been here for millions of years, just as dioxin has been here for millions of years from wood rotting on the forest floor.

We no longer dump vats of cooking liquor from pulp mills into our streams. We actually save money by recycling the liquor within the mill. We know how to do that now. The original owners who built companies and employed millions of Americans were not robber barons. They were inventors.

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When the giverment regulators

When the giverment regulators can turn an old skidder rut filled with water into a "vernal pool" and dictate what you can do with your property based on a few fairy shrimp that's too much regulation.

johnw
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If you saw the amount of

If you saw the amount of training that that kid managing your local convenience store has to go through to" qualify" as an A-B op[erator for an UST (underground storage tank) facility(gas station) for petroleum products that has so much overkill in it it would make your head spin.
The study guide is 138 pages long and the test 60 questions.It reuqires them to know things that only a tank installer would need to know....Average time involved about 5 hours to study it.,google it sometime you can read the manual and take the test online. ......
The training is biannual, and every c-store clerk(that's the kid you pay for your coffee) is required to be trained as a C operator......with annual training and documentation..........
And the worst part is that for most companies they were doing the task this requires as preventative measures already to avoid the extreme costs of cleaning up a spill or a leaking tank.....more over regulation.......

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@Roger: Mercury is all over

@Roger: Mercury is all over the place, but in this case, it's coming from coal that is burnt without any kind of filter/recapture so the mercury goes up into the air and rains down into lakes, where the fish absorb it.

All fish has some mercury (which is why, as a PSA, I'm alerting all AMGers to avoid eating sushi more than once a week) but personally I prefer less mercury in my fish.

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Your golden boy has spent

Your golden boy has spent $832,000 taxpayer dollars in the first quarter of his term on personal security, travels first-class for plane tickets and private flights, and spent $43,000 on a soundproof phone booth.

Pruitt's security detail is 24/7 and has accompanied him on a personal trip to Disneyland and the Rose Bowl. He gave raises to staffers despite White House objections. Mr. Pruitt had a no-show staffer collecting a gummint paycheck.

He rented a DC condo for $50 a night from a lobbyist, a clear conflict of interest sweetheart deal.

Whatever the party in power, this man is clearly a DC swamp critter oozing with corruption and wasting taxpayer dollars...

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He must have learned quickly

He must have learned quickly from the Obama holdovers in his Dept.

I like quick studys.

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Lets start with HIllary

Lets start with HIllary Clinton while Secretaryof State, Steven CHu , Energy secretary, AG Eric Holder, and HHS Sebelius, all PLUS Obama himself made the top 10 list of most corrupt in 2018, we could add Jesse Jackson Jr, Robert Menendez an Harry Reid, but gosh that would really show a majority of those considered most corrupt that year....IMagine!

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