Environment groups see dark portents in Legislature

It started with proposals to cut regulatory red tape and to repeal a long-standing ban on new nuclear power plants. Full Story
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Since: Jul 08

Brooklyn Park

#1 Mar 26, 2011
"Scrappy Republican" is redundant, and they won't be happy until they have trashed the whole planet.

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Republicthug

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Mar 26, 2011
We now have bullys in the majority

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“and boom goes the dynamite ”

Since: Mar 11

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Mar 26, 2011
Oh no! Dark portents!

What I'm reading here is a pretty typical liberal hit piece, but the meat of the article seems to be complaining about budget cuts. Well, the people want budget cuts. It's a political reality that people start to hesitate once "their" program is targeted, but the time has come for government to live within its means. If that means some bureaucrats at the DNR get axed, so be it.

As for building nuclear plants, I hardly see what the crisis in Japan has to do with our energy infrastructure. If an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami hit Minnesota, we'll have much bigger problems than some leaky reactors.

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“"Molon Labe"”

Since: Oct 09

North Afghanistan

#4 Mar 26, 2011
*sigh*.....the tree police see the enviromental boogeyman everytime a cow farts, or a spotted owl falls over dead.

Like GekkoMN said, if the Twin Cities have to worry about a Tsunami or an 8.9 quake...radiation will be the VERY last think on your minds.

But, in the off chance a tsunami does head this way..I'm gonna wax my surfboard.
Take Our Country Back

Duluth, MN

#5 Mar 27, 2011
Thanks goodness, these environmental activist commies are finally being reigned in. Green = red. Environmentalists are commies with an agenda of raising taxes and lowering our standard of living.

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Evangilizer

Maple Grove, MN

#6 Mar 27, 2011
Republicans are in the same class of appeal as cancer. No restrictions or guidelines to safety and have no concern for anything, but profit and getting reelected. This is what voters think they want until the negative impact strikes home. It's all about "Me the people", with Republicans....
Pat

United States

#8 Mar 27, 2011
The swine are at the trough. They have their majorities. I did not vote for them. I will not vote for them. I think they are greedy and needy. They want more and more, always more.

They propose to be creating jobs for Minnesotans but are instead creating a legacy of dead waters, gray skies, and clear cut forests. It is their god given right! They are selling our state off to powerful corporate interests who will use up our resources in a generation. Rich, corpulent and dripping with fat, they will leave to count their cash, and raise their childern elsewhere while ours languish in their money pit.

I have no children. I am old. Not much will change in my life time.

I care, but I have no dog in this fight. Do you?
sle

United States

#9 Mar 27, 2011
blood sucking "green" wackos. its all about more money for them and liberal votes. they could care less about the environment. Rome is burning and they are worried about climate change (the biggest scam in history)and water fountains! send your money directly to gore, moore, etc. leave the rest of us out of it. cut their stinking budgets by 100% not 10%.
Iceman11

Champlin, MN

#10 Mar 27, 2011
Republicans = Corporate Socialists. I see their agenda is alive and well in Minnesota.
Oliver Clothesoff

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Mar 27, 2011
The republicans are showing quite convincingly why they haven't been given power in the past. Their assault on conventional wisdom would be laughable if it were not so earnest. Does anyone really think that Minnesotans would rather log our state forests then pay a few dollars more in taxes? I mean, it is like the republicans don't understand and/or believe that Minnesota is a special place. Thankfully, republicans are doing everything they can to convince Minnesotans that they dont deserve power. Let's just hope the voters act before the clear cutting of our parks begins.
voice of reason

Plymouth, MN

#12 Mar 27, 2011
The envromental wackos want all of us to get rid of our cars and heat our homes with positive thoughts. They are nuts and we will all go broke if they have their way.
Sugaree

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Mar 27, 2011
environmentalists are angry fascist bullies. they do not deserve the influence they've gained, mostly by scaring the public, over the years. they are totally dishonest. they hide their true aim: a centrally planned command and control economy. in other words, environmentalists ultimately would oppress the people if they had their way. it's high time they were removed from the political landscape.
Saul Alinsky

Thomson, GA

#14 Mar 27, 2011
Oliver Clothesoff wrote:
The republicans are showing quite convincingly why they haven't been given power in the past. Their assault on conventional wisdom would be laughable if it were not so earnest. Does anyone really think that Minnesotans would rather log our state forests then pay a few dollars more in taxes? I mean, it is like the republicans don't understand and/or believe that Minnesota is a special place. Thankfully, republicans are doing everything they can to convince Minnesotans that they dont deserve power. Let's just hope the voters act before the clear cutting of our parks begins.
What we need to do is return to the days of yesteryear's...to the time when we plowed our fields using horses to pull the plows; when we went to work with horse and buggy; when fertilizer and pesticides weren't invented; houses were built out of sod and thatched roofs; no radios let alone no televisions; no cell phones; no worry about global warming; and life expectancy was 59. Now those were the good old days...but fear not the environmentalist will have us returning to those golden years if given 1/2 a chance, providing that they alone could keep the comforts of their mother's basement.
outdoorsperson

Albany, MN

#15 Mar 27, 2011
Well, they were elected because they were pro-life and pro-business...thank the Nat'l Bishops and the Chamber for the spoils they will reap!
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God will take care of the environment, she always does!
Charlie

Mankato, MN

#17 Mar 27, 2011
This all scares the "environmental" groups. Anything that may help make energy more affordable and abundant is a huge threat to them. Their mission is to squelch the US economy by killing coal, nuclear, refineries, and anything else that represents abundant energy and a strong economy. Nobody should be fooled by these phony groups.
Continence

Saint Joseph, MN

#18 Mar 27, 2011
I got a shiver right to the tip of my spine as I thought of the "dark portents" of a future with less people with useless positions in the Government, restricting freedom and liberty with archaic, redundant, spurious, useless, and childish laws that are used to justify their positions at the Government Trough.

How will the human genome survive without 1000,s of blood suchers looking for ways to limit freedom?
Yes

Elk River, MN

#19 Mar 27, 2011
Charlie wrote:
This all scares the "environmental" groups. Anything that may help make energy more affordable and abundant is a huge threat to them. Their mission is to squelch the US economy by killing coal, nuclear, refineries, and anything else that represents abundant energy and a strong economy. Nobody should be fooled by these phony groups.
You are 100% correct. I know environmentalists who will openly admit that this is true. Our air has never been cleaner, so let's ignore these tree huggers and build a srong america by going after all our own fossil fuels.
ethel

Plymouth, MN

#20 Mar 27, 2011
The last thing people need especially right now is these nuts trying to take even more of what little we have left.

I am talking about the looney left enviro KOOKS!!

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#21 Mar 27, 2011
In the early 70's when the Democrats took control of the Legislature and all the top political positions (Gov., AG) after the voters swept the Republican's out of office following the Nixon Watergate fiasco in 1974, the Dem's vowed to undo any legislation where they had not get a cut of lobbying money that was going to the Repub's who were in power for many years prior in Minnesota.

This story sounds like de ja vu except the party's are reversed.

Ahh, politics as normal.
Truth

Cumberland, WI

#22 Mar 27, 2011
It is about time someone took on Big Environmental, Inc. These people who own the Democrats have ruined our economy and our country. How they have soooo much power is mind boggling. Thank you GOP for standing up to another bully and getting our country back again and working again.

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