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Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:46 PM

I finally got a reply (form letter) from Toomey about Pruitt:

Thank you for contacting me about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt. I appreciate hearing from you.

On February 17, 2017, the Senate approved Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the EPA by a 52-46 bipartisan vote. Administrator Pruitt previously served as the Oklahoma Attorney General and, among other things, represented the state in a variety of environmental actions. I voted in support of this nomination because as Attorney General, Scott Pruitt built a strong record of enforcing state environmental regulations and fighting against instances of federal overreach.

While I support sensible environmental protections, I am concerned about the excessive - and often duplicative - regulations coming out of the federal bureaucracy in recent years that needlessly impede job creation and harm Pennsylvania farmers, such as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which would have placed federal bureaucrats in charge of practically every irrigation ditch, isolated pond, and non-navigable waterway across the state. Under the Obama Administration, the EPA was especially aggressive in proposing new rules that raised energy prices, imposed onerous compliance costs, undermined economic growth, and put Pennsylvanians out of work. I am hopeful that Administrator Pruitt will take a new direction and pursue a more balanced approach that is mindful of both our economy as well as our environment.

I have heard concerns from many constituents about how Administrator Pruitt will ignore his duties and responsibilities at the EPA or dismantle the agency altogether. Rather, Mr. Pruitt has testified that he will uphold the EPA's statutory requirement to protect our environment, as well as work with state and local governments to carry out necessary environmental protections. Administrator Pruitt has also stated that he wants the EPA to operate within the laws that are passed by Congress, not the politics of unelected government bureaucrats, and he will not approve regulations that do not have solid legal footing and cannot survive the judicial review process.
Thank you again for your correspondence. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of assistance.

Sincerely,


Notice the right wing talking points about "excessive regulations" and "federal bureaucrats in charge of every irrigation ditch" and the blast at the Obama administration.

So why am I seeing tweets about the EPA being threatened? (rhetorical question!) What a waste of a human being.

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Reply I finally got a reply (form letter) from Toomey about Pruitt: (Original post)
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asiliveandbreathe Mar 2017 #1
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femmocrat Mar 2017 #3
asiliveandbreathe Mar 2017 #4
femmocrat Mar 2017 #5
Louis1895 Mar 2017 #6
Louis1895 Mar 2017 #7

Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:53 PM

1. Toomey - follow the money or the cuts to the EPA...

White man speak with forked tongue - cut 97%

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028741680

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:55 PM

2. I should have been more careful - correction -

The White House is proposing to slash Environmental Protection Agency funding that pays for Great Lakes pollution cleanup by 97 percent, according to a budget document obtained by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies.

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 06:02 PM

3. That should be popular in Erie.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 06:05 PM

4. That is why I mention it to you - one of our dear friends here in AZ

goes back to Erie PA, family campsite, every summer from AZ - I will share with him your letter from Toomey - oh and the wonderful news about the Great Lakes...be well..

I write to Mccain - at least you got a reply...

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 06:09 PM

5. Thanks for sharing the letter with your friends.

Toomey does reply to his email, I'll give him that. It takes awhile and everyone gets the same letter, but I guess it's "something."

Of course, he still does his own thing even after his constituents go to great lengths to contact him.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 06:24 PM

7. Fracking in PA and NY

Currently, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas production does not occur in the Delaware River Basin because NYC receives lots of its drinking water from there and the Delaware River Basin Commission (basically the governors of NY, NJ, PA, DE, and the Army Corps of Engineers) requires an unanimous vote to allow fracking.

Look to Republicans to change that rule in the near future. They also could pass a law prohibiting states from restricting fracking within their borders because banning gas production by fracking interferes with interstate commerce - a federal purview.

Don't say I did not warn you!

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