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Anti-pollution efforts might set a precedent

2014-04-21 16:34:14.567443+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Why Are 20 Far-Away States Trying To Block The Cleanup Of The Chesapeake Bay?.

The American Farm Bureau, a powerful agricultural interest group which has sued the EPA on behalf of farmers multiple times before, has led the charge against the EPA, claiming they’re concerned the agency’s actions in the Chesapeake Bay region could lead to similar plans in the Mississippi River watershed. The Mississippi runs through the heart of agricultural country in the U.S. and empties into the Gulf of Mexico, a water body that’s been plagued by massive dead zones for years.

Via MeFi. I would like to change the rhetoric in this country to where we start looking at polluters who take economic advantage of externalities as the sort of evil we don't tolerate.

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-04-21 17:37:19.248635+00 by: Larry Burton

I'm often amazed at how people who are normally completely supportive of property rights suddenly become against those same property rights when they are asserted against polluters.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-04-21 18:11:45.250522+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yes, Larry: exactly that. Times a gazillion.