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EPA needs to clean up act

June 12, 2013

It is poetic justice, in a way: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, so fond of demanding that other people clean up the environment, isn’t very good at doing the job itself....

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Jun-18-13 8:25 PM

Enjoy your clean water brainiacs. I agree that they should clean up their own act and its easy to miss when your focus is always outward. 14 billion to lower Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Chesapeake Bay isn't worth it? Enjoy that Blue Crab and Oysters. It's a delicate balance to ensure that EVERY Industry remains viable. Some are quick to slam the EPA but there really is a Big Picture you just can't see. Pull your head out of a Koch's ***.

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Jun-14-13 6:47 AM

Quentin, What can you expect when the LH thinks he is the he is the best thing since the discovery of fire. They can not see what a liar he is and the LH is very selective of what they print a short time back there is a group of concerned citizens that are having meeting to try and get more people to run for political office and when a member of that group sent a press release to the LH as well as to W.E.N.T 1340 about what the group was doing and with the date of their next meeting but neither made it public as a news release. how ever the LH printed it as a letter to the editor. Our local media is biased. And if your not one of the Republican parties favorite sons you don't exist.

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Jun-12-13 10:26 PM

I cannot believe this newspaper allowed a self-promoting campaign speech to get published as a letter to ediitor. Personal politics aside, editorial boards run into ethical questions or worse, questions of legitimacy if there are no boundaries.

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Jun-12-13 2:35 PM

NYSDEC is fully capable of ruining our lives without the EPA piling on. That being said, this is really a States issue and the EPA does not need to exist in the first place.

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Jun-12-13 1:59 PM


In 2010 the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency ordered Maryland to reduce stormwater runoff into the Chesapeake Bay so that nitrogen levels fall 22 percent and phosphorus falls 15 percent from current amounts. The price tag: $14.8 billion.

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Jun-12-13 1:56 PM

The EPA has way too much power to control US! It does not need to be environmental they use their power every day to sculpt us into what they believe we should be. I say cut them in half and take away at least 50% of their power to regulate us.

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Jun-12-13 1:27 PM

The EPA needs to be brought to heel - many of their decisions and mandates are ideological in form and counterproductive to common sense and a "working economy". It has done a number of good things but in recent years has far overstepped its putative imprimatur, Rein it in, and let the economy work, particularly in New York State (Hello, fracking!!)

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Jun-12-13 1:10 PM

Scarecrow57, The EPA is telling us that many things we have lived with for many years and have had no problems with but now the EPA is telling us how bad these things are. Then look up in the sky and see all the white exhaust from the planes and why is the EPA not looking to put a stop to that they scream about the big trucks with their exhaust being such a problem. But the exhaust from the jet planes is not bad for us I wonder where the EPA things that exhaust goes.

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Jun-12-13 12:26 PM

Ron, I don't know that we need to shut the EPA down. We do however need to shrink them and rein them in. You are correct, they do more harm than good. And seriously, when they call a substance essential for life a pollutant we have serious problems. I of course refer to CO2.

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Jun-12-13 11:31 AM

We need to shut the EPA down completely because in my opinion they cause more problems than they are worth.

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Jun-12-13 11:16 AM

I think a few demotions are in order. Perhaps some field work for the fat cat supervisors (obviously they were not supervising). A couple of months on a mini excavator like a shovel.

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