Those who are described as having Black Lungs but whose lungs aren’t actually Black as a result of disease and illness = Evil people with “black hearts”.
Retired Miner With Black Lung Begs EPA To Save Power Plant Rules: ‘We’re Literally Dying’ | “Just how many people must pay the supreme price of death for a few rich, greedy people to bank a few dollars?”
The Trump administration held the only hearing on its proposed Clean Power Plan repeal.
Stanley Sturgill, a 72-year-old retired coal miner from Kentucky who has black lung disease, urged the EPA to “stop listening to the corrupting power” of the fossil fuel industry and to start doing everything possible to protect human health and the climate.
The retired coal miner ― diagnosed with black lung and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from his years toiling underground ― begged the agency for help: “We’re dying, literally dying for you to help us.”
The EPA’s Clean Power Plan Hearing Is a Reminder It Doesn’t Care What You Think | The two day affair is intended to give Scott Pruitt’s EPA a veneer of having listened to the people, before it goes ahead and does industry’s bidding.
The hearing is taking place in Charleston, WV, a symbolic shout out to the Trump administration’s love of “clean, beautiful coal.” There are 216 people scheduled to speak, including a number opposed to repealing the Clean Power Plan.
But let’s not kid ourselves. There’s no reason to think Scott Pruitt will care about a single word uttered at the hearing of those opposing his efforts.
Since his confirmation to head the EPA, he’s denied that carbon pollution is the primary cause climate change, killed the EPA’s climate change website and stocked its science advisory board with industry shills, including people who deny the negative impacts of air pollution on health. Pruitt’s whole purpose in his tenure at the EPA has been to eviscerate regulations, and climate regulations have been enemy number one from day one.
U.S. repeal of carbon rule criticized in coal country | Health groups, environmentalists and a former coal miner criticized the Trump administration’s proposal to dismantle an Obama-era rule to slash carbon emissions from power plants at a public hearing held in the heart of coal country.
It’s the peak of gallow’s humor to realize that many in this region thought that he cared about people.
Trump Should Fire the E.P.A.’s Scott Pruitt. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, we now know that he spends his days meeting with executives from companies, many with high-profile matters pending before the agency. He has elevated cronyism to new heights.
falcoperegrinus82: Fire him? He was hired to do exactly this.
1hipG33K: Trump is the man who appointed Pruitt to that position. Everything moves according to plan for the Sith.
NPVT: ha ha ha fire him for doing what he wanted?
arden13: From the GOP perspective this is a good thing. These companies will have vested interest in a subject, and thus research the best solution and bring it to the EPA.
The companies just *happen* to ignore or severely downplay the negative consequences in the process.
Shaggy2772: In other news, water is still wet.
This wasn’t expected??
ECrownofFire: Swamp successfully drained?
EpiphanyMoon: Pruitt should never have gotten as far as he has. He’s the same shit as Trump, his existence squirted out of the orange buffoon’s asshole. And then he licked him clean, to prove his loyalty.
Chrisabolic: Let us all also thank all the trump voters while we’re at it.
playaspec: Are you paying attention to this FBI?
milklust: He was appointed to serve Big Business, NOT the citizens of the United States of trump….
ShadowWolf58: Unfortunately, unless this gains a huge amount of attention and causes some kinda financial issue for him or one of his cohorts, Donny isn’t gonna do shit.
dumbnaggers: So what.
Ohio State researcher defies EPA advisory board policy, refuses to resign. “Mr. Pruitt is welcome to officially fire me from the Board,” her email response read.
An Ohio State professor is taking a stand against the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, after he banned scientists who receive EPA funding from serving on any of the agency’s 22 advisory boards.
Despite receiving an email Nov. 3 implying her resignation, Robyn Wilson, an associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, has refused to give up her EPA funding and her membership on the Science Advisory Board, a position she began in 2015 during the Obama administration. The boards provide expert advice to the agency on the science behind important policies and regulations, affecting everything from water quality to public health.
Wilson is defying Pruitt’s new policy because she doesn’t believe it’s legal to stop a member from serving on the board if they receive funding. Pruitt was appointed by President Donald Trump to serve as EPA administrator.