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Old December 7th, 2016, 05:15 PM   #1
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Trump keeps one promise

Just the totally wrong one, IMO.

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President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told reporters Wednesday.

The move elevates a fierce EPA critic -- Pruitt had sued the agency over its regulations of power plants -- to the position of EPA administrator. It's a signal the Trump administration is intent on reversing President Barack Obama's moves to curb climate change.
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Love this pick. Perfect.
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Old December 7th, 2016, 05:57 PM   #3
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Just the totally wrong one, IMO.
What irony. I wonder when Oklahoma will have its first 6.0 earthquake?
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The OP is so 'TDS since 2015'.

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Scott Pruitt is not going to waste time with all the global warming bullshit.

Thank God. Finally.
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Are very fine. A black minister?
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My understanding is the Trump administration is planning on changing the full name of the EPA to, "Every Polluter’s Ally."



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The Billionaire Energy Investor Who Vetted Trump's EPA Pick Has Long List of EPA Violations

By Steve Horn • Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 03:58


Asked for his take on President-elect Donald Trump's appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), billionaire investor and Trump business partner Carl Icahn told Bloomberg that Pruitt is “going to really be a breath of fresh air.” Given Icahn's business ties, that statement is steeped in accidental irony.

Icahn, owner of the holding company Icahn Enterprises and a major donor to Trump's presidential campaign, was instrumental in choosing Pruitt — a man who as state prosecutor actively opposed most federal environmental regulations and denied the science of climate change — for the nation's top environmental job. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Trump allowed Icahn to vet and interview finalists for high-level EPA jobs even though Icahn owns business assets impacted by current EPA regulations.

In addition, a DeSmog investigation shows that Icahn Enterprises owns oil industry assets based in Oklahoma, which are involved in EPA enforcement violations, and does business with TransCanada's Keystone pipeline system.

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The EPA's Detailed Facility Report for Wynnewood documents that in the past five years, Wynnewood has spent 12 out of 20 quarters in significant violation of the Clean Air Act and been subject to four formal enforcement actions and another 13 informal enforcement actions.

In 2014, the facility released more than 2.8 million pounds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are chemical substances that if inhaled, can cause cancer and other illnesses. The list of carcinogenic VOCs emitted by Wynnewood includes benzene and ethylene.

According to EPA data, in 2015 Wynnewood emitted 825,437 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), 13,534 metric tons of methane, and 213,776 pounds of toxins (as defined by the EPA's Toxic Release Inventory). That refinery's 2015 CO2 and methane emissions are equivalent to driving 245,831 passenger vehicles for a year and using a year's worth of electricity for 171,853 homes, according to the EPA's Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

Beyond CVR Energy, Icahn Enterprises also owns a 13.8-percent stake in fracked gas exporting giant Cheniere and an 8.46-percent stake in prospective fracked gas exporter and mining giant Freeport-McMoran. Until recently selling its stake, Icahn also held a 4.55-percent stake in the Oklahoma-based fracking goliath Chesapeake Energy.

In December 2013, the EPA and U.S. Department of Justice handed Chesapeake a $9.7 million fine for multiple violations of the Clean Water Act, the largest fine ever given to a company for this kind of violation.

That violation included “27 sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands” and required the company “to implement a comprehensive plan to comply with federal and state water protection laws at the company’s natural gas extraction sites in West Virginia, many of which involve hydraulic fracturing operations,” according to the EPA press release announcing the fine.

Chesapeake also received a $600,000 fine from the EPA in 2012 because it had “discharged [60] tons of crushed stone and gravel into Blake Fork, a water of the United States, on at least three different occasions in December of 2008,” explained the EPA in a press release. The company has given Pruitt $11,500 in campaign money during his political career.

These types of enforcement actions, suffice to say, likely won't take place under Pruitt's watch.

“Pruitt’s nomination is historic. No one has ever headed the EPA with his level of anti-science, anti-environmental record, which includes multiple lawsuits against the EPA intended to prevent the EPA from doing its job. Which is now supposed to be his job,” wrote Jay Michaelson in the Daily Beast.

“Wholly Owned Subsidiary”

The Center for Biological Diversity used an apt business metaphor to decry Trump's nomination of Pruitt to head the EPA.

“Pruitt is a wholly owned subsidiary of the oil industry,” said Kassie Siegel, director of the Center for Biological Diversity's Climate Law Institute, in a statement. “Nominating him to lead the agency that protects our air, water, and climate from pollution is like putting the Swamp Thing in charge of draining the swamp.”

But if Pruitt is the subsidiary and Trump is the boss, then who’s the owner? Carl Icahn, of course.


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Scott Pruitt is not going to waste time with all the global warming bullshit.

Thank God. Finally.
Well, I suspect that Scott Pruitt, if he does become the head of the EPA, will have very much time left over to waste anyway regarding all the merely alleged to be global warming bullshit after dealing with potentially multiple lawsuits coming from environmental groups.

So, perhaps it's a good thing Scott Pruitt is a lawyer.

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Well, I suspect that Scott Pruitt, if he does become the head of the EPA, will have very much time left over to waste anyway regarding all the merely alleged to be global warming bullshit after dealing with potentially multiple lawsuits coming from environmental groups.

So, perhaps it's a good thing Scott Pruitt is a lawyer.



This is all so funny---really--it is. I think we ALL KNOW what's going to happen here. The new president and all the king's horses/asses (after ALL THE opining about Obama's liberal/Marxist/Socialist agenda/tree hugging/Indian saving/PC crap) aren't going to change a thing. Trump isn't draining the swamp or the sewer or the Mississippi. Oh yeah, the new Pruitt may do a little damage and take a bow, but I'm beginning to see the light. It's all been a bunch of yapping dogs for nothing. I'm taking a wait and see stance.
So far all that's happened is the swamp is being replaced with billionaires instead of the usual politicians. But I'm sure they have the American people's best interest at heart. LOL
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This is all so funny---really--it is. I think we ALL KNOW what's going to happen here. The new president and all the king's horses/asses (after ALL THE opining about Obama's liberal/Marxist/Socialist agenda/tree hugging/Indian saving/PC crap) aren't going to change a thing. Trump isn't draining the swamp or the sewer or the Mississippi. Oh yeah, the new Pruitt may do a little damage and take a bow, but I'm beginning to see the light. It's all been a bunch of yapping dogs for nothing. I'm taking a wait and see stance.
So far all that's happened is the swamp is being replaced with billionaires instead of the usual politicians. But I'm sure they have the American people's best interest at heart. LOL
Oh, most certainly all of Trump's Jedi-Politician Mind Tricks will be revealed as the effectively empty promises that they are, in due time.

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