EPA needed to protect environment, people
The article "Report shows 171 out of 233 at Superior shipyard had lead poisoning" demonstrates just how important the Environmental Protection Agency is -- not just protecting our waters, but our people as well.
The article "Report shows 171 out of 233 at Superior shipyard had lead poisoning" demonstrates just how important the Environmental Protection Agency is - not just protecting our waters, but our people as well.
I voted for Trump, but I certainly did not vote for a government takedown of my state's most important asset, our clean water and our economy.
Scott Pruitt, the nominee for the EPA administrator, wants to dismantle the agency. As the attorney general of Kansas, Scott Pruitt has a long history of suing the EPA, which the taxpayers fund.
Also worrisome, Pruitt was suing big poultry in Arkansas for millions of dollars to clean up contamination from poultry farms. Kansas was due to receive large settlements of money, but that lawsuit conveniently went away after big poultry contributed to Scott Pruitt's campaign. Eastern Kansas still is contaminated heavily with phosphorous and nitrates, thanks to Pruitt.
This large reporting of lead poisoning in our neighbors is absolutely awful, and it is our duty to call our senators, Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin, and implore on them that we want them to vote against Scott Pruitt as head of EPA.
Who is going to want to buy homes, do business, visit, grow crops or just enjoy life in Wisconsin if we cannot protect the environment and our workers?