It is nearly impossible to list everything Republicans have already indicated they will take from Americans given the opportunity
Republicans, and their wealthy owners in the oil, coal, and chemical industry, particularly do not believe that any American warrants clean, non-toxic drinking water, and on Thursday Republicans in the Senate took an important step to make sure at least a third of the American population will lose access to what decent human beings believe is one of the most basic human rights; clean water.
Before anyone praises the oil industry for making a profit from stealing irrigation water to process oil and then selling it back to drought-stricken farmers, they may be interested in knowing the processed waste water used on crops they eventually consume is tainted with high levels of acetone and methylene chloride two chemicals that are highly toxic to human beings.
To make matters that much worse, the over 2 million gallons of toxic water the oil and gas industry disposes of daily is pumped into the aquifer and poisons the diminishing underground supply at an alarming rate; so much so that well over a hundred (at last count) drinking-water wells have been shut down by state water regulators and the EPA due to oil waste-water contamination.
Of all the reasons to not build the Keystone pipeline, one that is often overlooked, and ignored by the corporate media, is the real and present danger of a break in TransCanada's rupture-prone pipeline the company claims is safe and environmentally friendly.
Washington celebrates finally getting a farm bill passed, corporate agribusiness, the insurance industry, and the Koch brothers are celebrating a poisoned farm bill that adds to the Kochs fortune and decimates part of the Clean Water Act. wq
As doubts remain about the safety of West Virginia drinking water, Republicans were so certain there are sufficient regulations to keep the water supply safe, they passed three bills to eliminate the EPA's authority over states.
It is true that Texas is a large state and its prideful and devoted residents, but the areas the state leads the nation in are embarrassing and put it at the bottom of some very pathetic categories.
No other state that's allowed fracking has imposed a moratorium to study environmental and health effects. Can New York use these to ban it?