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originally posted by: Throes
People plugging in their hybrid electric cars have no idea 30% of that electricity they are consuming is due to coal!!
originally posted by: friendlymonster
Coal is in fact quite modest in terms of pollution. Coal is formed from past life forms. It is organic. There are traces of mercury in it but the concentration is very small. Stuffs used for making solar panels. Now THOSE really cause cancer.
What type of nation are we when we allow our leaders to sign into law a rule that makes it EASIER for mining companies to pollute local waterways? These same politicians will try to convince their voters that making it easier to pollute local streams is somehow good for them. Communities in West Virginia, Indiana, and Alabama with sky-high rates of cancer due to industry pollution shouldn't be presented with the false choice of accepting even more poison in their local environment or having a job. No one should be told that they have to put up with cancer-causing poison in their water, air, and land. It's shameful, and it's wrong.
originally posted by: Olivine
a reply to: Xcathdra
Why isn't it okay for me to view his EO rescinding this Act 'in a negative light'?
Are you admitting that Trump signed the EO just because Obama enacted the original...for spite?
I hope not.