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Thursday, February 17, 2011

The GOP plan to abolish the EPA

For the past 40 years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has played a key role in protecting our nation’s air, lands, and water from polluters. Now, if a growing chorus of Republicans get their way, the EPA’s days could be numbered.

Last month, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich became the first high-profile conservative to champion one of the most extreme environmental positions in recent memory: total elimination of the EPA.

On the "bright" side without environmental laws people won't live nearly as long and Social Security won't run out of money.

republicans argue that environmental regulations should be left up to states. The result will be chaos with a hodgepodge of different laws making it impossible for large companies to comply in a national economy where every state has different requirements. That doesn't bother Republicans who only want to make it easier and therefore far less costly to not have to comply to environmental regulations.

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