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  1. ann moore
    December 6, 2014 @ 10:55 am

    What gives these people , who are supposed to represent us , the right to foul our air , water and
    earth ?
    How can they be so in need of the trappings of their office(s) to court disastrous pollution ?
    They should be held liable for their atrocious deeds !

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  2. Craig Conant
    December 6, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    Does anyone see any way to combat these obstructionist tactices, other than to veto the relevant appropriations bills, thus risking a government shut-down? If a shut-down were to occur, the Republicans would blame the Obama administration, and they’d probably get such an accusation to stick. And the veto of an appropriations bill only addresses the first tactic – the flat tire.

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  3. Virginia Roberts
    December 6, 2014 @ 3:11 pm

    Americans are tired of Congress (funded by lobbyists) destroying our country, and not taking the responsibility of providing the clean energy that we need. It’s time for them to truly represent citizens, or get out of the way.

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  4. Aaron Honore'
    December 7, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

    Stop playing games with the lives of the citizens of this country & DO THE RIGHT THING!

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  5. gloriana casey
    December 7, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

    If legislators like Mr. Inhofe publically state that they will spend a great bit of time trying to unravel the EPA, and also say that climate change is a hoax——–what happens when natural or man- made disasters come into his state? Will he expect the taxpayers of the nation to repair his state if his denials of climate change contributed to causing the disaster?

    Will Mr. McConnell do the same, and what will he expect for the citizens of his state if more tornadoes, , floods, storms, and hey, will the old New Madrid quake ——-that never seemed to end——- hit that part of the nation again?

    If the EPA becomes an empty shell, what can the citizens of those states expect? What can the citizens of any state expect? If pollition from one state crosses into a other state——-who is responsible for cleaning it up? ( I am thinking of the piles of petcoke in Michigan. )

    Will citizens all be required to buy more and more private insurance for everything? Will the new health care that many seem to want to disassemble be able to keep up with breathing problems, asthma, and cancer and heart problems, along with depleted soil problems?

    If some of elected people continue to try to take down the EPA, what help can the citizens of their own states expect———will corporate people be the exception here too and be exempt from responsibility? ( I’m thnking of the company named Freedom and the disaster in W. Virginia.)

    I am also wondering what close assocuations with sone of the corporate people will bring and can such electeds have a conflict of interest with corporate people whose business can often undermine their own state or even the whole nation? When do an elected person’s personal associations and personal benefits trump the rights of the citizens they represent? Or-is that not supposed to happen—ever?

    I do try to read and reread what the Constitution says, and read the vatious opinions, but lately——it seems like trying to fathom what it says is like opening a box of Cracker Jacks——- sometimmes there’s a nice prize and sometimes , it just seems like an insult!

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