Wednesday, December 03, 2008

EPA to Gut Mountaintop Mining Rule That Protects Streams

Now that's a headline to be proud of.

The funny thing is that much of this mountaintop destruction and river pollution occurs in Appalachia, the GOP stronghold. This was just about the only region in the shift more red in the 2008 election, as the rest of the nation turned blue. These are the people who's lives are most directly affected by Republican policies. And yet they remain the GOP's most fervent supporters.

Do these folks not drink water? Do they not breathe air? Do they not demand a better life for themselves and their children? Or have they been convinced that this chaos and devestation is normal and acceptable? It is no coincidence that America's poorest regions are those caught firmly in the grip of the conservative ideology. It is a gospel of the cruel.

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