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Not Anonymous:
Pollution should be regulated because of the obvious externalities.

But Trump's repeal of the Clean Power Plan has little to do with your photos or noxious pollution – it has to do with climate change.

It would be more appropriate to show pictures of winter from the 1970s for those of us too young to have known snow and ice.
9:59 pm — Monday, 9 October 2017
Donald Duck:
> Under Pruitt, the EPA has already reversed a ban on a pesticide that can harm children's brains and moved to rescind the Clean Water Rule, which clarified the Clean Water Act to prohibit industries from dumping pollutants into streams and wetlands.


Now if that's true, it is not just about the repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Scott Pruitt is a big oil guy, he wants to diminish all regulation and EPAin general as much as possible.
10:04 am — Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Anonymous®:
Number 2 guy is lobbyist for coal industry.

Makes sense.
7:09 pm — Tuesday, 10 October 2017
yawn:
I don't see why this can't be left to market forces.

You pay more to go to a beach that isn't polluted, the company that owns the beach and receives the payment has incentive to clean up the beach to earn the payment. Simple.

You want to breathe clean air, buy an inhouse filtration system and a portable bottle and mask from a reputable air supplier. Simple.

You want a decent education for your children, pay for a decent school and teachers. Market forces.
3:22 am — Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Q*Bert:
> I don't see why this can't be left to market forces.

> You pay more to go to a beach that isn't polluted, the company that owns the beach and receives the payment has incentive to clean up the beach to earn the payment. Simple.

> You want to breathe clean air, buy an inhouse filtration system and a portable bottle and mask from a reputable air supplier. Simple.

> You want a decent education for your children, pay for a decent school and teachers. Market forces.

This is the dumbest fucking thing I read all week. Congrats. Without going any further, every one of your "points" relies on "pay" or "buy". Yep, let's let the poor people live with the pollution, the rich ones will live well (as long as they stay inside of their sealed, filtered mansions I guess). Everyone in-between well, I guess they need to decide between food, clothing, internet and whatnot...or breathable air and drinkable water. Yes, what a "simple" plan you've come up with, why didn't we think of that?
7:32 am — Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Ero:
Yawn's comment was sarcasm, though I empathise. Poe's Law is in full effect for certain libertarian brain farts.
10:12 pm — Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Q*Bert:
> Yawn's comment was sarcasm

Bullshit.
2:24 am — Thursday, 12 October 2017
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