Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Thune: We, the People, should celebrate earth hatred; Sen. Johnson embraces marriage equality

The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced that fines are being imposed for violations by ethanol facilities in Aberdeen and Huron:
EPA inspections conducted in January, 2012 found that Advanced BioEnergy’s ethanol plants had deficiencies in their Risk Management Plans associated with the use and storage of hazardous chemicals. Advanced BioEnergy also failed to accurately file TRI forms detailing the chemicals processed, manufactured or used at its facilities.
South Dakota's K Street-owned christofascist junior Senator, Sen. don Juan Thune (earth hater-SD) was a lobbyist for industrial chemical companies before his handlers bought him a blogger and a Senate seat.

Now, Thune is on yet another crusade: to end environmental protection. Someone in his staff writes in the Rapid City Journal:
Most recently, the EPA provided the environmental groups Earth Justice [sic], the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the environmental arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts personal producer information for 80,000 livestock farms around the country, including farms right here in South Dakota. While the records released by the EPA cover properties in more than 30 states, the information included more than 500 livestock operations in South Dakota.
"here in South Dakota:" as written from where? Virginia?

From Jeff Miller at The Center for Biological Diversity
Many EPA-approved pesticides are linked to cancer and other severe health effects in humans. Some pesticides can act as endocrine disruptors, interfering with natural hormones, damaging reproductive function and offspring, and causing developmental, neurological and immune problems in wildlife and humans. Endocrine-disrupting pesticides cause sexual deformities such as intersex fish (with male and female parts) that cannot reproduce. Scientists believe that pesticides may also play a role in colony collapse disorder, the recent mass disappearance of bees that are agriculturally important pollinators.
So, as The Founding Fathers institutionalized slavery, John Thune wants to make us all food slaves. Thune isn't protecting South Dakota: he is covering his own ass.

President Obama: rewild the West.

Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) has evolved:
"After lengthy consideration, my views have evolved sufficiently to support marriage equality legislation. This position doesn't require any religious denomination to alter any of its tenets; it simply forbids government from discrimination regarding who can marry whom." --Statement, Sen. Tim Johnson.

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