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Why not Simply Burn the Mona Lisa if we are Cold

Mr. Trump has taken yet another step to destroy that which is really owned by all of us. His logic is that we need to get more oil and gas as well as other minerals out of all of the land as quickly as we can so that we can make the cost of these items as low as we can. Of course, his real goal is to simply enrich archaic and dying industries so that he can also enrich himself and his friends.

Destroying Bears Ears National Monument with the arguments that we need to get into this area for the good of the Country is the equivalent of saying let’s burn the Mona Lisa because we are cold. Both result in the destruction of a masterpiece. Both result in irreparable harm.

Bears Ears National Monument

This is just another shameful action that will harm future generations.

This man reminds me of a character from a famous book, The Lord of The Rings…and I am paraphrasing…

The end of the book shows a disgraced megalomaniac doing all that he can to destroy a beautiful area…and when confronted, he states that he does not care about that, but he is happy that it will take many years to repair his damage.

Sound familiar?

Trump Slashes Size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Monuments
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Are we Tired of Scott Pruitt Yet? Tom Kean, Sr. Thinks So

scott pruitt dirty waterIf you are tired about seeing more on Scott Pruitt, I am sorry…but you aren’t the only one. Governor Kean of New Jersey seems to be of the same mind. I strongly suggest that you read his editorial about the destruction of the EPA under Pruitt.

The result of these activities will be dirty air, dirty water, industry run amok. And it appears that people don’t care…well they do, but they have to do something.

Scott Pruitt must go.

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Trump Should Fire the E.P.A.’s Scott Pruitt
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So Much for President Trump Being a Smart Business Person

President Trump has now gutted rules put in place by President Obama’s administration that were designed to protect U.S. Taxpayers from wasting dollars on unprotected infrastructure. This move was made against the advice of business and conservative tax leaders as well as environmental advocates.

president trump tax dollarsNow, rather than insuring that structures such as roads, hospitals and infrastructure that are built with tax dollars are armored, raised and otherwise built to offset the effects of storms and rising sea levels, our hyper intelligent president has said no. Instead let’s use other people’s money, oh wait, our money, to build substandard, unprotected structures in order to give our money to my friends; and, wait for it, who cares if people die as a result?

This action belies any rational thought…not a surprise really…but it is one that our congressional leaders should work to reverse.

I have often used the motto good, cheap, fast…pick any two…

Well, when it comes to our tax dollars, we have seen the choice by our “leader”…cheap and fast…the heck with good.

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Trump and Coal = Pollution and Poorer Future

I was trying to think about a time when the environment that we all rely on was under an assault as great as it is now. The closest I can think of was when Reagan was President. But even he was not as bad as the current president. This man-boy honestly thinks that he can go back in time and bring coal back as fuel.

coal trumpWorse, he really does not care that the extraction process is a rape of the land. Know that this is not a word to be used lightly….but it is indeed a rape.

Who will benefit? Not the American people. Not the unemployed…..most coal extraction is mechanical. There will be a few jobs, but not that many.

No, the few coal owners will benefit.

Who will be harmed…nearly everyone else. Children and adults with asthma…the water that we drink, the air that we breathe and sadly, the land that we take for granted as being protected for all time.

This policy is the equivalent of burning a Rembrandt to keep warm overnight….once it is gone it is gone…

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Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands
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