Senate on track to confirm Scott Prui...

Senate on track to confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator

There are 25 comments on the Waco Tribune-Herald story from Friday Feb 17, titled Senate on track to confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator. In it, Waco Tribune-Herald reports that:

In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo,Environmental Protection Agency Administrator nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Senate Republicans are poised to use their majority to confirm Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite calls from Democrats for a delay.

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Fcvk tRump

Madison, WI

#1 Friday Feb 17
He is jaw-droppingly and laughably unqualified for this office

Since taking office in 2010, he has brought or joined 14 separate suits, nearly always in collaboration with energy interests, designed to undercut or overturn the agency’s authority to enforce environmental regulations.

He has challenged limits on mercury pollution (twice), efforts to reduce ozone pollution, and clean air standards for oil and gas drilling sites.

During his confirmation hearings, Pruitt refused to commit to fully recusing himself from involvement in the still-pending cases that he himself has brought against the agency.

He has unapologetically served as a well-compensated ventriloquist’s dummy for energy interests. According to a tally by the National Institute of Money in State Politics, Pruitt has received a total of nearly $315,000 in campaign contributions from fossil fuel industries since 2002.

A 2014 investigation by the New York Times found that a three-page letter Pruitt submitted to the EPA accusing regulators of grossly overestimating air pollution caused by natural-gas drilling in Oklahoma had been written by lawyers for Devon Energy and copied onto state letterhead with a few minor tweaks to the wording.(The company’s director of government relations sent an appreciative note in response:“Outstanding!”)

Oklahoma Gas & Electric held a fundraiser for Pruitt four days before he filed an appeal in their case against the EPA.

And tRump energy adviser Harold G. Hamm, CEO of oil and gas giant Continental Resources, served as chairman of Pruitt’s most recent reelection campaign.

He is a states-rights absolutist whose position that environmental protection should be left to the states is undercut by his own poor record of protecting the environment in Oklahoma.

When the EPA announced in 2014 that it would be conducting “preliminary research on the EPA’s and states’ ability to manage potential threats to water resources from hydraulic fracturing,” Pruitt lashed out at the effort as “politically motivated” and falsely claimed that previous studies had definitively found no link between fracking and groundwater contamination.

The final EPA report, published in December, did find that fracking can negatively impact drinking water “under some circumstances.”

Meanwhile, during Pruitt’s time in office, Oklahoma has become one of the most seismically active states in the country, with the annual number of earthquakes increasing by an order of magnitude, into the thousands.
What’s driving the earthquake epidemic?
According to state geologists and scientists from Stanford, it’s the enormous pressure fracking puts on faultlines.

So there you have it:
Our so-called president's nominee to head the agency responsible for safeguarding America’s air and water is a man whose record as Oklahoma attorney general demonstrates an overriding commitment to safeguarding the interests of the fossil fuel industry and his own wallet.

It’s hard to imagine a person less fit for the job of leading the Environmental Protection Agency.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#2 Friday Feb 17
Thank God Harry Reid and dems established the nuclear option.

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#3 Friday Feb 17
Thanks the Lord for the new EPA chief Scott Pruitt who will erase and annul the made out of scratch fake science such as global warming delusional idea,, fracking danger to the pigs and other deceitful false science of bribed professors in US Universities by the liberal communist liars under Hillary Clinton which was used to sabotage American industry and the destiny of America as the leader of the world. Our great President Donald Trump is fulfilling his promises to make American great again and fix the damages of the Obama-Hillary failed liberal regime one by one, one after the other and he will finish most of them within 200 days. This means millions of more good-paying jobs for American replacing the part time part salary McDonald style jobs of the self-destructionist Obama and Hillary regime. Trump will defeat the Iranian regime, eliminate the Iranian regime evil terrorist leader Khomeini who enjoyed good stuff from Hillary and Obama including American uranium for his nukes. Trump will destroy ISIS caliphate that Obama and Hillary created from scratch in area size of Britain and armed with American best weapons along the borders of Israel and seeking creating Caliphate in Jerusalem over the ruins of Israel. Trump had a great Press conference in which he talked to the American people and proved the hostility, anger and hatred of losers such as Shepard Smith of Fox news, Taper of CNN, Thomas Friedman of New York Times and others are lying in bold faces to the American people and are using the leaked top secrets from the CIA to topple the great President Trump and his great National Security Advisor Flynn, with lies about secrets relations and contact with Russia that never happened whatsoever. Shepard Smith is a pathetic lying liberal delusional loser who does not belong at Fox news as he try to incite the American people against the great successful president Donald trump that he despises. Stop ruining Fox news for the tens of millions of patriotic Americans! Go to CNN! Shepard Smith where the America haters and Israel hating liberals, communists and Jihadist Mozlem brotherhood terrorist sympathizers belong!
USA Today

Milwaukee, WI

#4 Friday Feb 17
While the Trump Administration continues making impressive progress, amid all the pointless attacks from Democrats, the question looms, whom do the Democrats have as an emerging candidate for the next election? And just what is the platform of the Democrats? So far we only see the "rabid" Elizabeth Warren; and the "NY Establishment Insiders," Chuck Shumer and Blumentha. And as for "Platform," there only seems to be the call for "Open Borders" and "Free-for-all immigration. But none of these make for a 2020 victory.

“Watching The Children Rant”

Since: Feb 17

Location hidden

#5 Friday Feb 17
Fcvk tRump wrote:
He is jaw-droppingly and laughably unqualified for this office

Since taking office in 2010, he has brought or joined 14 separate suits, nearly always in collaboration with energy interests, designed to undercut or overturn the agency’s authority to enforce environmental regulations.

He has challenged limits on mercury pollution (twice), efforts to reduce ozone pollution, and clean air standards for oil and gas drilling sites.

During his confirmation hearings, Pruitt refused to commit to fully recusing himself from involvement in the still-pending cases that he himself has brought against the agency.

He has unapologetically served as a well-compensated ventriloquist’s dummy for energy interests. According to a tally by the National Institute of Money in State Politics, Pruitt has received a total of nearly $315,000 in campaign contributions from fossil fuel industries since 2002.

A 2014 investigation by the New York Times found that a three-page letter Pruitt submitted to the EPA accusing regulators of grossly overestimating air pollution caused by natural-gas drilling in Oklahoma had been written by lawyers for Devon Energy and copied onto state letterhead with a few minor tweaks to the wording.(The company’s director of government relations sent an appreciative note in response:“Outstanding!”)

Oklahoma Gas & Electric held a fundraiser for Pruitt four days before he filed an appeal in their case against the EPA.

And tRump energy adviser Harold G. Hamm, CEO of oil and gas giant Continental Resources, served as chairman of Pruitt’s most recent reelection campaign.

He is a states-rights absolutist whose position that environmental protection should be left to the states is undercut by his own poor record of protecting the environment in Oklahoma.

When the EPA announced in 2014 that it would be conducting “preliminary research on the EPA’s and states’ ability to manage potential threats to water resources from hydraulic fracturing,” Pruitt lashed out at the effort as “politically motivated” and falsely claimed that previous studies had definitively found no link between fracking and groundwater contamination.

The final EPA report, published in December, did find that fracking can negatively impact drinking water “under some circumstances.”

Meanwhile, during Pruitt’s time in office, Oklahoma has become one of the most seismically active states in the country, with the annual number of earthquakes increasing by an order of magnitude, into the thousands.
What’s driving the earthquake epidemic?
According to state geologists and scientists from Stanford, it’s the enormous pressure fracking puts on faultlines.

So there you have it:
Our so-called president's nominee to head the agency responsible for safeguarding America’s air and water is a man whose record as Oklahoma attorney general demonstrates an overriding commitment to safeguarding the interests of the fossil fuel industry and his own wallet.

It’s hard to imagine a person less fit for the job of leading the Environmental Protection Agency.
Fake news, Fake bs, fake liberal swill and more liberal lies. EPA is a waste of money and time.

“Watching The Children Rant”

Since: Feb 17

Location hidden

#6 Friday Feb 17
USA Today wrote:
While the Trump Administration continues making impressive progress, amid all the pointless attacks from Democrats, the question looms, whom do the Democrats have as an emerging candidate for the next election? And just what is the platform of the Democrats? So far we only see the "rabid" Elizabeth Warren; and the "NY Establishment Insiders," Chuck Shumer and Blumentha. And as for "Platform," there only seems to be the call for "Open Borders" and "Free-for-all immigration. But none of these make for a 2020 victory.
A fake jew, a fake indian or a fake American. Its all they have.
Fcvk tRump

Madison, WI

#7 Friday Feb 17
CodeTalker wrote:
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Fake news, Fake bs, fake liberal swill and more liberal lies. EPA is a waste of money and time.
LOL!!!
Facts really fuckyou up, don't they buttercup?
Retribution

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Friday Feb 17
USA Today wrote:
While the Trump Administration continues making impressive progress, amid all the pointless attacks from Democrats, the question looms, whom do the Democrats have as an emerging candidate for the next election? And just what is the platform of the Democrats? So far we only see the "rabid" Elizabeth Warren; and the "NY Establishment Insiders," Chuck Shumer and Blumentha. And as for "Platform," there only seems to be the call for "Open Borders" and "Free-for-all immigration. But none of these make for a 2020 victory.
Impressive progress?

Although the agency politically appointed heads are in place there's no experienced civil service workers chose to remain at those agencies. The front line employees returned to their regular jobs throughout the federal government and vacated the Trump administration.

There are more than 600 positions needing to be filled including support administration personnel who are political appointees

Impressive progress, hell there are parking spaces all.over Washington D.C. most mornings now

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#9 Friday Feb 17
Retribution wrote:
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Impressive progress?

Although the agency politically appointed heads are in place there's no experienced civil service workers chose to remain at those agencies. The front line employees returned to their regular jobs throughout the federal government and vacated the Trump administration.

There are more than 600 positions needing to be filled including support administration personnel who are political appointees

Impressive progress, hell there are parking spaces all.over Washington D.C. most mornings now
When you start draining the swamp, the toads look for flies on other shit.
Reducing the size of the Federal Government is a good thing.
Less DC traffic and more parking spaces for tourists is even better.
Retribution

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Saturday Feb 18
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
When you start draining the swamp, the toads look for flies on other shit.
Reducing the size of the Federal Government is a good thing.
Less DC traffic and more parking spaces for tourists is even better.
We're definitely experiencing in the initial month if an administration with practically no one can manage the administrative affairs and citizen services for a population of 310 million people.

You're ideology is presently put to the test.
Retribution

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Saturday Feb 18
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
When you start draining the swamp, the toads look for flies on other shit.
Reducing the size of the Federal Government is a good thing.
Less DC traffic and more parking spaces for tourists is even better.
"Reducing the size of the Federal Government is a good thing."

Were definitely going to see if your ideas play out.

“Watching The Children Rant”

Since: Feb 17

Location hidden

#12 Saturday Feb 18
Retribution wrote:
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We're definitely experiencing in the initial month if an administration with practically no one can manage the administrative affairs and citizen services for a population of 310 million people.

You're ideology is presently put to the test.
I suggest you look back on Obama's pick that flew through, despite most being tax evaders with little experience if any. Comparing Trumps picks, Obama's do not even register in the top million picks. His eight years of failure prove it.
Fcvk tRump

Madison, WI

#13 Saturday Feb 18
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
When you start draining the swamp, the toads look for flies on other shit.
Reducing the size of the Federal Government is a good thing.
Less DC traffic and more parking spaces for tourists is even better.
LOL!!!

All this so-called president is doing is turning the swamp into a sewer.
Big league.
Believe me.

Sad!!

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#14 Saturday Feb 18
Retribution wrote:
<quoted text>

We're definitely experiencing in the initial month if an administration with practically no one can manage the administrative affairs and citizen services for a population of 310 million people.

You're ideology is presently put to the test.
What administration?
The Democrats have stalled the installation of the Cabinet longer than ever in this Republic's history.
If the Democrats really cared about the population of 310 million people, they'd quit the childish tantrums and threats of violence.
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Hostis Publicus

Columbus, OH

#16 Sunday Feb 19
CodeTalker wrote:
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I suggest you look back on Obama's pick that flew through, despite most being tax evaders with little experience if any. Comparing Trumps picks, Obama's do not even register in the top million picks. His eight years of failure prove it.
Speaking of tax evaders, when is the rumpster going to release his tax returns?
Mikey

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Sunday Feb 19
Hostis Publicus wrote:
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Speaking of tax evaders, when is the rumpster going to release his tax returns?
Hopefully never, there is no reason for him to release them, they would show very little anyway, that is why tax returns are not required to be released, but financial disclosures are.

Your just butt hurt.
Hostis Publicus

Columbus, OH

#18 Sunday Feb 19
Mikey wrote:
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Hopefully never, there is no reason for him to release them, they would show very little anyway, that is why tax returns are not required to be released, but financial disclosures are.

Your just butt hurt.
Since I could care less about what happens to your country I feel no pain in my hind parts. Why are you trumptards so obsessed with male buttocks.
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#19 Sunday Feb 19
It's time for all the Woodstock Hippies, who found their politic in illegal drugs, wanton transmission of STDs, wallowing in the mud and convincing each other to hold their urine until they dirtied themselves in an EST meeting, to be eliminated from the EPA. Many will be gone by attrition, but more proactive elimination is needed. Too many of them have turned into totalitarian screwballs. "Inside every Progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out." Actually, they scream to act out.
Singledad

Hockessin, DE

#20 Sunday Feb 19
RustyS wrote:
Thank God Harry Reid and dems established the nuclear option.
If they hadn't, Trump would be alone with his band of misfits. Trump will never get 60 votes for his backwards , billionaire driven legislation.
Singledad

Hockessin, DE

#21 Sunday Feb 19
CodeTalker wrote:
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Fake news, Fake bs, fake liberal swill and more liberal lies. EPA is a waste of money and time.
Without the so called "fake news", Trump would have nothing to talk about...he is a complete JOKE !!!
I hope you are rich my friend or you are about to get screwed by President Bannon, I mean Trump the Puppet !!

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