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    Default Why the EPA exists

    In today's politically charged era and the fact that many regulations once in place have been removed or changed to better suit the business world, we see why some government agencies were started.
    They were started to protect the citizens against those that place profit first and health concerns last.
    They were started to help Mother Earth recover from decades of pollution and abuse.
    They were started to stop the destruction of our air, land and water.
    There are two great quotes from past Presidents about pollution.
    "We still think of air as free. But clean air is not free, and neither is clean water,” Nixon said in his 1970 State of the Union address. “The price tag on pollution control is high. Through our years of past carelessness we incurred a debt to nature, and now that debt is being called."
    As President Ronald Reagan put it in his 1984 State of the Union address: "Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge, it's common sense."
    You really must click the link and see the pictures from just this one area that was so polluted that junk cars lined the banks of the river, the water was black and the smoke filled the air everywhere. Seeing those pictures will tell you why we need a strong EPA.

    The Cuyahoga River caught fire 50 years ago today. These stomach-churning photos highlight why the EPA exists.
    Fifty years ago today, on June 22, 1969, the Cuyahoga river in Cleveland, Ohio caught fire.
    At the time, the river was one of the most polluted in the US. Journalists filled glasses with pitch-black river water, while politicians dipped cloth into the waves that came up oil-soaked.
    The river fire lasted roughly 20 minutes, but it sparked public outrage that in part led to the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency, the federal office tasked with making sure "Americans have clean air, land, and water."
    Take a look at what the Cuyahoga River - and other waters around the US - looked like before the EPA existed.
    https://amp.businessinsider.com/vint...ore-epa-2019-6
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    Default Re: Why the EPA exists

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    In today's politically charged era and the fact that many regulations once in place have been removed or changed to better suit the business world, we see why some government agencies were started.
    They were started to protect the citizens against those that place profit first and health concerns last.
    They were started to help Mother Earth recover from decades of pollution and abuse.
    They were started to stop the destruction of our air, land and water.
    There are two great quotes from past Presidents about pollution.



    You really must click the link and see the pictures from just this one area that was so polluted that junk cars lined the banks of the river, the water was black and the smoke filled the air everywhere. Seeing those pictures will tell you why we need a strong EPA.

    The Cuyahoga River caught fire 50 years ago today. These stomach-churning photos highlight why the EPA exists.


    https://amp.businessinsider.com/vint...ore-epa-2019-6
    Great article fxstc07.

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