EPA cooperated with group that dismis...

EPA cooperated with group that dismisses climate change, emails show

There are 30 comments on the CBS News story from May 26, 2018, titled EPA cooperated with group that dismisses climate change, emails show. In it, CBS News reports that:

Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and promote Administrator Scott Pruitt's stewardship of the agency. John Konkus, EPA's deputy associate administrator for public affairs, repeatedly reached out to senior staffers at the Heartland Institute, according to the emails.

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He Named Me Black Annie

Cibolo, TX

#1 May 26, 2018
There is no climate change. It is just a socialist scam designed to spread wealth globally through the United Nations. Don't be a sucker!
Paper Towel Free Throw

Philadelphia, PA

#2 May 26, 2018
In the crudest terms possible there's a lot of private sector money to be made from green energy and responding to rising ocean levels. The right normally, supposedly likes private sector activity and profits.

The problem is the five or six corporations which have paid all those billions and billions for rights to extract fossil fuels from specific places around the Earth. They need to profit from those expenditures to obtain those rights, not write them off as losses. And so they misinform and cater to a monumentally stupid, credulous, right wing base in order to accomplish that goal.
Mothra

United States

#3 May 27, 2018
Paper Towel Free Throw wrote:
l.
How is it possible that there are so many jackasses from Philly?
mr gleeble

Columbus, OH

#4 May 27, 2018
EPA is being run by an actual criminal and saboteur, time to end his (and Trump's) misrule. It's over, you all just report to your jail cells now, boys and girls!
mr gleeble

Columbus, OH

#5 May 27, 2018
Mothra wrote:
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How is it possible that there are so many jackasses from Philly?
Troll.
mr gleeble

Columbus, OH

#6 May 27, 2018
He Named Me Black Annie wrote:
There is no climate change. It is just a socialist scam designed to spread wealth globally through the United Nations. Don't be a sucker!
There is no brain inside your head, and very few anywhere in Texas.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#7 May 27, 2018
Another example of what's wrong with Progressives.
To them, it's news when a Government agency cooperates with Americans.
mr gleeble

Columbus, OH

#8 May 28, 2018
SirPrize wrote:
Another example of what's wrong with Progressives.
To them, it's news when a Government agency cooperates with Americans.
To right-wingers, it's happy news when a government agency sells out to corporate greedheads.

Since: Aug 15

Seattle, WA

#9 May 29, 2018
mr gleeble wrote:
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To right-wingers, it's happy news when a government agency sells out to corporate greedheads.
Your Marxism is showing.

What's wrong with corporations? Most people work for them, invest in them, and they produce more product for a cheaper price. Corporations are us. They are the everyday American.

It's happy news when a government agency listens to Americans.

Since: Aug 15

Seattle, WA

#10 May 29, 2018
mr gleeble wrote:
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There is no brain inside your head, and very few anywhere in Texas.
Go walk into a bar in Texas and say that.

We'll see if you walk out again.

Do you normally spend your time insulting every person in a State?

Since: Aug 15

Seattle, WA

#11 May 29, 2018
mr gleeble wrote:
EPA is being run by an actual criminal and saboteur, time to end his (and Trump's) misrule. It's over, you all just report to your jail cells now, boys and girls!
What crime?

Since: Aug 15

Seattle, WA

#12 May 29, 2018
Paper Towel Free Throw wrote:
In the crudest terms possible there's a lot of private sector money to be made from green energy and responding to rising ocean levels.
WRONG. If there was, it would not need government subsidies.
Paper Towel Free Throw wrote:
The right normally, supposedly likes private sector activity and profits.
Something wrong with that?
Paper Towel Free Throw wrote:
The problem is the five or six corporations which have paid all those billions and billions for rights to extract fossil fuels
Fossils don't burn. We don't use them for fuel.
Paper Towel Free Throw wrote:
from specific places around the Earth.
Oil and gas are found everywhere on Earth. They are most accessible near tectonic plate edges, especially where spreading action is occurring.
Paper Towel Free Throw wrote:
They need to profit from those expenditures to obtain those rights, not write them off as losses. And so they misinform and cater to a monumentally stupid, credulous, right wing base in order to accomplish that goal.
Go stuff your Marxism elsewhere. It has never worked. It will never work. It creates misery, not Utopia.
Mothra

United States

#13 May 29, 2018
mr gleeble wrote:
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Troll.
Nah.... them from Philly are jackasses.
Tie Your Mother Down

United States

#14 May 31, 2018
Into The Night wrote:
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Your Marxism is showing.

What's wrong with corporations? Most people work for them, invest in them, and they produce more product for a cheaper price. Corporations are us. They are the everyday American.

It's happy news when a government agency listens to Americans.
Corporations are also people.
People with more political pull then 10,000 Red-blooded Americans. Largely in part due to awesome campign finance laws corporations were able to buy.

Since: Aug 15

Seattle, WA

#15 May 31, 2018
Tie Your Mother Down wrote:
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Corporations are also people.
People with more political pull then 10,000 Red-blooded Americans. Largely in part due to awesome campign finance laws corporations were able to buy.
Welcome to your new paradox.

Corporations ARE those 10,000 red-blooded Americans.
Tie Your Mother Down

United States

#16 Jun 1, 2018
Into The Night wrote:
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Welcome to your new paradox.

Corporations ARE those 10,000 red-blooded Americans.
Actually, one corporation is 10,000 red-blooded Americans.
Science Is Not Settled

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Jun 5, 2018
mr gleeble wrote:
EPA is being run by an actual criminal and saboteur, time to end his (and Trump's) misrule. It's over, you all just report to your jail cells now, boys and girls!
Advocating prison for those who dare to challenge the orthodox ideas of CO2 driven global warming?

Since: Aug 15

Seattle, WA

#18 Jun 5, 2018
Science Is Not Settled wrote:
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Advocating prison for those who dare to challenge the orthodox ideas of CO2 driven global warming?
Haven't you noticed this tactic yet by the Church of Global Warming?

You can't get 'em to agree, threaten 'em with legal challenges, physical violence, and prison.

It's the liberal way.
uhgreenieweenie

Jacksonville, AR

#19 Jun 5, 2018
They could get some of the folks from the Green Party to help run the EPA... www.epa.gov | www.gp.org

Since: Aug 15

Seattle, WA

#20 Jun 5, 2018
uhgreenieweenie wrote:
They could get some of the folks from the Green Party to help run the EPA... www.epa.gov | www.gp.org
They already have them. They don't accomplish much because they despise industry on religious grounds.

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