World Killer Wednesday

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Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency rolled back Obama-era regulations that had protected drinking water from being contaminated with coal ash, the toxic byproduct of burning coal. Although the coal industry is heralding it as a win, environmentalists say the new rule poses a serious health risk.

“This administration is doing everything it can to give coal a free ride, including dismantling our bare minimum protections,” Larissa Liebmann, staff attorney at Waterkeeper Alliance, said in a statement.

For decades, the toxic product was dumped into unlined ponds that have the potential to leak and contaminate the drinking water in nearby communities. It was also discarded into landfills, where the wind could blow the ash into the air and further spread the toxic arsenic and mercury it contains. Those who live near disposal sites are at increased risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and, for children, brain damage.

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11 Responses to World Killer Wednesday

  1. °¿º Carol says:

    I hope the pro-pollution party is routed this fall. Would love to see President Maniac gone along with them.

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  2. °¿º Carol says:

    Whenever the days come that Trump turns into a memory, democrats back in the majority, it may be too peaceful without all the drama, lol.

    But I know we can NEVER let our guard down and whatever comes after President Yuk is gone will be just as serious. We will have to lean on the new teams everywhere to FIX things! The first thing the Congress better do is ditch the rich people tax cuts. Next, several, SEVERAL pages of new rules for anyone that runs, or becomes president. Now that we’ve seen that a ignorant doofus can become president, have to safeguard the country from people like that.

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  3. °¿º Carol says:

    It’s “Dinosaurs and Fossils” day in the Village of Dansville where my kids went to school, and where my grandson goes to school. Of COURSE I’m going. Just say the word “dinosaur” and I’m in. Leaving in about 20 minutes.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    Just 23 minutes in the 92 °F heat to the Black Cypress. No avian dinosaurs observed.

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  5. Den says:

    Thanks for dropping in!

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